Teaching Strategies
November 16, 2017

OPINION: What does the fusion of academic and social development look like in kindergarten?

Districts partner with states to leverage the whole-child focus of ESSA and more effectively prepare children for success in school and beyond.

BETHESDA, Md. (November 16, 2017) – When states across the nation recently turned in accountability plans required under the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), they showed great variety in their plans for early learning.

With much of the funding going directly to school districts, state and district partnerships will be crucial to ensuring that these plans address the real-life issues that school districts throughout the country are facing.

As districts partner with states to implement components of ESSA, districts that feel caught between academic rigor and developmentally appropriate practices can leverage the whole-child focus of ESSA to marry these concepts and more effectively prepare children to be successful in school and beyond.

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About Teaching Strategies: With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that a child’s first 8 years form a critical foundation for school success, Teaching Strategies has been an advocate for the early education community for nearly 30 years. Today, Teaching Strategies provides curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs across the country. Its award-winning products like The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and widely-adopted assessment solutions like GOLD® reach over 2 million children each year. To learn why thousands of early childhood programs and many states choose to partner with Teaching Strategies to help ensure children’s success in school and in life, visit teachingstrategies.com and follow us on Twitter @TeachStrategies.

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