The Power of PreK-3rd: How a Small Foundation Helped Push Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3rd Movement

September 2, 2011


Paul Nyhan

The New School Foundation was one of the first organizations to focus on the importance of P-3 work. Since 2005 its work has highlighted the need for strong leadership within the PreK-3rd grade reform movement, emphasized the importance of creating and maintaining public-private community partnerships, and has championed the necessity of creating PreK-3rd model schools to serve as exemplars of reform. 

APA Citation: 

Nyhan, P. (2011). The power of PreK-3rd: How a small foundation helped push Washington state to the forefront of the PreK-3rd movement. New York: Foundation for Child Development.


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