from cradle to grade

Rose, Mike
January 2012
American Teacher;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p10
The article discusses the highlights of the report "Right from the Start: Strategies for Developing Effective Transitions from Pre-K through Grade 3 for Youngest Students," by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Suggested methods are horizontal alignment and vertical alignment supported by low student to teacher ratios, parent involvement and home visits. Also stressed is the positive role of community centers which provide services to the low income children from birth to high school.


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