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Document Number: 9833

On the Cusp in California - Based on examples of pre-k-to-3rd alignment efforts in California, this report calls for the development of longitudinal data systems that would allow teachers from pre-k through third grade to collect data about how children progress through the years and use it to inform quality improvement efforts. Additionally, the author urges the establishment of a pre-k-to-3rd credential that recognizes the unique needs of children at this stage of development and provides teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet those needs. (Linda Jacobson, New America Foundation, October 2009)...

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