Thursday, June 6, 2013

California Transitional Kindergarten Program Receives Praise

Bakersfield Californian (6/3, Edelhart) reports on the end of the first year of California’s transitional kindergarten program, noting that the “2010 Kindergarten Readiness Act required all districts to change the required birthday for admission to kindergarten and first grade and establish a TK program beginning in the 2012--13 school year.” The piece notes that districts are currently evaluating the first year of the program, adding that though no “hard data” has yet been released, “generally parents and educators are pleased with how things went.” The piece cites anecdotal evidence that “the youngest elementary school students have clearly benefited from the modified curriculum.”

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