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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
slide3
Why focus on pre-K?
  • Don’t school board members have enough to do?
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

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

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

slide6

The benefits of pre-k for all children

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
  • 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
  • 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

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:Gains per $1 invested

SOURCE: CED, 2006

Center for Public Education, 2006

challenges
Challenges
  • Making pre-K a public priority
  • Accommodating a diverse system of providers
pew cpe initiative
Pew-CPE initiative
  • Making the case for pre-kindergarten
  • Intensifying efforts in Kansas, Ohio and Texas
  • Reaching out broadly to other states and nationally