This brief presents the argument that while staffing and hiring decisions are complex and tradeoffs need to be considered, principals should be careful not to undervalue the early elementary grades, inclusive of PreK, because the foundational skills built in these years are imperative to students' future success in school and in life.
Cook, S. (2016). Tradeoffs: Elementary principals on hiring and staffing in the early grades. Washington, DC: New America.
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