The Critical Primary Years

November 2006
Principal;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p41
The article focuses on the critical primary years, those between third grade and preschool, and how the educational foundation laid then paves the way for more productive learning in higher grades. Particular focus is given to the Children's Academy of New Albany which dropped the fourth and fifth grade to focus and prioritize the primary years. The article discusses why school systems need to focus on the youngest students and what priorities those students need to be taught. INSETS: Pairing Schools;The Role of Head Start.


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