New Tools for Improving Attendance in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The U.S. Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to provide support of their initiative called Go-Learn-Grow: Improving the School Attendance of New Jersey's Youngest Learners.

NJDOE and REL Mid-Atlantic created the toolkit, Strategies for Improving Attendance in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Toolkit for Districts, Schools, and Early Childhood Providers, with resources and handouts to support districts, schools, and early childhood providers in improving school attendance in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.

The goals of the materials include: understanding the importance of attendance in early grades, encouraging schools to gather and include data on preschool students when reporting chronic absenteeism, helping schools collect information from families to help identify reasons for absenteeism in early grades, and improving attendance in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten based on the identified challenges using research-based strategies. Read the Entire Article


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San Diego Foundation Awards $12.3M To 90 Nonprofits For Summer Learning Program
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

"Every child deserves a summer of learning and joy." That's the message from the president of the San Diego Unified Board of Education after the San Diego Foundation awarded $12.3 million in grants...more

The U.S Is Uniquely Terrible At Protecting Children From Gun Violence

"It's extremely scary," University of Chicago student Ade Osadolor-Hernandez says. "It's extremely disappointing to see that we're still living in this condition, and that there is nothing that is...more

Verona Area Education Foundation Celebrating 30 Years of Service

When it comes to giving back to the community, the Verona Area Education Foundation is known for its annual craft sale and student artist contest, but this year it's making headlines for another...more

Afterschool Program Brings Robotics, Music Production to Flint Area Youth

This week, hundreds of students in Flint, Mich., will get the chance to "in immerse themselves in all things science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics" as part of an after-school...more

Community Fund For Theresa Supports Indian River Lakes Challenge
Foundation: Northern New York Community Foundation

The Indian River Lakes Conservancy is asking residents and visitors of Theresa, New York, to get outdoors and see what they can do in a year's time. That's thanks to two grants from the Community...more

Community Foundation of Fayette County Grants to Laurel Highlands Teachers
Foundation: Community Foundation of Fayette County

Students at Laurel Highlands Middle School in rural Kentucky are now able to get their hands on some free books thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Fayette County. The nonprofit...more

Grants Will Support Organizations Throughout Huron County
Foundation: Huron County Community Foundation

The Huron County Community Foundation has awarded $75,000 in grants to 18 organizations in the county, the New London Times reports. "A thriving community here in the county," says McKenzie...more

Strategic Investments of $2.8 Million In Read On Arizona
Foundation: Helios Education Foundation

"In the wake of the pandemic, we need an even more intensive, coordinated focus on early literacy across Arizona, with targeted strategies to help our largest subgroups of struggling readers. "So...more

Large Gift to Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Foundation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

When Mike Nist and his wife, Julie, decided to start a foundation in their hometown of Tacoma, Wash., they didn't set out to create a million dollars in the first year. But the Nists have now given...more

Strategic Investments of $2.8 Million In Read On Arizona
Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation, Helios Education Foundation

"In the wake of the pandemic, we need an even more intensive, coordinated focus on early literacy across Arizona, with targeted strategies to help our largest subgroups of struggling readers." So...more







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