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Document Number: 10264

Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation - The Institute for Youth, Education and Families has launched an initiative to help municipal leaders align early childhood programs and elementary education in ways that increase the likelihood that children will be poised for educational success by the time they reach the third grade. As part of that initiative, this report identifies five cities that are on the leading edge of efforts to create a seamless educational pipeline for children ages 0-8. Innovative alignment strategies in Boston, Hartford, San Antonio, San Josť and Seattle aim to ensure that more children are succeeding in school and reading at grade level by the end of third grade. (National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families, May 2012)...

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