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Making the Most of PreK-3 Investments

Aligning early education to close achievement gaps

Research shows that aligning together preschools and elementary schools can help students start out early on the path to success.

This country faces staggering educational achievement gaps—from grades to graduation rates. New research, however, shows that rather than waiting until middle school or high school, getting students on track early, beginning in preschool can lead to success later in life. A critical part of making the most of those early years is aligning preschool and elementary grades into unified systems that coordinate curriculum and track student progress. This briefing by Grantmakers for Education describes the PreK-3rd strategy and discusses how grantmakers can help close racial and economic achievement gaps and improve opportunities for our nation’s most vulnerable children.