Building the Bridge: Aligning Birth to 3rd Grade Learning

Mar 4, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

States across the country are tackling the nation’s reading emergency through policies that target K-3. But a growing coalition of educators acknowledge this is not enough, and the key to academic success in literacy and math may hinge on building a strong learning foundation that bridges early childhood to K-3. Innovative states and districts are strengthening and aligning early childhood and K-3 to create a developmentally-appropriate educational experience for our youngest learners and, in turn, boost academic outcomes. This session highlights the innovators who are championing this change.

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Jenna Conway

Virginia Department of Education

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Kristie Kauerz

National P-3 Center

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Nasha Patel

Watershed Advisors

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Miguel Solis

The Commit Partnership