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Thinking P-12. Engaging school board members in Pre-K for all NSBA Annual Conference San Francisco, April 16, 2007. Agenda. Why you should care about pre-k – Patte Barth The national view – Chrisanne Gayl Engaging school boards in the states: Kansas – Tom Krebs

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Engaging school board members in pre k for all nsba annual conference san francisco april 16 2007

Thinking P-12

Engaging school board members in Pre-K for all

NSBA Annual Conference

San Francisco, April 16, 2007


Agenda
Agenda

  • Why you should care about pre-k – Patte Barth

  • The national view – Chrisanne Gayl

  • Engaging school boards in the states:

    Kansas – Tom Krebs

    Ohio – Maryse Gonzalez

    Texas – Janice Esau

  • Questions



Poor children start school behind their more affluent peers academically
Poor children start school behind their more affluent peers academically …

Percent of students scoring in top quartile

Source: NCES, America’s Kindergartners, Class of 1998-99, February 2000


And socially
… and socially academically …

Percent of students who engage in pro-social behavior often or very often

Source: NCES, America’s Kindergartners, Class of 1998-99, February 2000


The benefits of pre-k for all children academically …

Effects of Tulsa Pre-k Program by Race/Ethnicity of Student

Source: The Effects of Oklahoma’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program on School Readiness. Gormley, W. (2004). Georgetown University Center for Research on Children in the U.S.


Short term benefits
Short-term benefits academically …

  • More likely to score higher on math and reading state tests in elementary school

  • Less likely to be retained in grade

  • Less likely to require special education services


Long term benefits
Long-term benefits academically …

  • More likely to earn high school diploma

  • More likely to be employed

  • More likely to earn high wages

  • More likely to be home owners

  • Less likely to be a teen parent

  • Less likely to be involved in criminal justice system


Pre k is a gift that keeps on giving
Pre-K is a gift that keeps on giving academically …

Percent of individuals

SOURCE: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40, Summary, Conclusions, and Frequently Asked Questions, November 2004


And it adds up gains per 1 invested
And it adds up: academically …Gains per $1 invested

SOURCE: CED, 2006

Center for Public Education, 2006


Challenges
Challenges academically …

  • Making pre-K a public priority

  • Accommodating a diverse system of providers


Pew cpe initiative
Pew-CPE initiative academically …

  • Making the case for pre-kindergarten

  • Intensifying efforts in Kansas, Ohio and Texas

  • Reaching out broadly to other states and nationally


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