Early Reading is Critical to Later Academic Achievement

Early Reading is Critical to Later Academic Achievement

Early Reading is Critical to Later Academic Achievement PREP-KC Delivers Professional Development for Early Literacy to Urban Districts Children who are not reading on grade level by 3rd grade are much less likely to complete high school well prepared for their future. With this in mind, PREP-KC designed and launched the Early Literacy Benchmarking Initiative […]

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PREP-KC Delivers a Powerful Return on Investment

High School graduation isn’t the finish line, it’s the starting point In 2017 and beyond, educational attainment will be more important to the U.S. economic success than ever before. Workers with only a high school diploma find it increasingly difficult to enter the middle class. The share of jobs that require a college degree has doubled […]

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Teachers Respond to the Value of the Classroom Libraries

Teachers Respond to the Value of the Classroom Libraries

Susan Engelmann, one of PREP-KC’s Benchmarking Coaches, has worked closely with teachers in the K-3 Literacy Benchmarking program. Susan shared a few of the teachers’ comments about how this literacy program is creating a supportive environment to help K-2 students grow into confident readers: “Because of Literacy Benchmarking, I have a beautiful library and book basket […]

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Classroom Libraries Support  PREP-KC’s Early Literacy Benchmarking Initiative

Classroom Libraries Support PREP-KC’s Early Literacy Benchmarking Initiative

When K-2 teachers involved in PREP-KC’s Early Literacy Benchmarking Initiative came back to school in August, they found new classroom libraries full of books to use with their students. Classroom libraries are a key strategy that teachers use to close gaps in literacy and help their students learn to read by grade three. To help […]

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