When Washington state first created its Early Learning and Development Benchmarks in 2005 to outline what children know and are able to do at different stages of their development, there was concern from a number of communities, particularly communities of color, that they weren’t represented in the process or the results.
Strengthen efforts to narrow the achievement gap of American Indian children at kindergarten entry and improve student achievement in reading and math through third grade in select Bureau of Indian Education schools in New Mexico by enabling the organization to meet the matching fund requirements of the Investing in Innovation federal grant program
Strengthen early learning outcomes of vulnerable South King County, Wash., children by developing leadership and building capacity of families, schools and communities to work together to promote success
Kim Carter, superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools, and La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, announce their commitment to improve student academic achievement.