Friday, April 24, 2009

The Price Tag for PreK-3rd Initiatives

A new policy brief from the Foundation for Child Development, "PreK-3rd: What is the Price Tag?", offers a framework for estimating the costs of PreK-3rd that describes the core elements and the steps to cost out each element based on district needs:
In a time of great fiscal constraints, policymakers and educators are focusing not only on raising student achievement, but also on making more strategic use of the available funds. One result is that school districts are implementing PreK-3rd approaches that link high-quality PreK programs with high-quality K-3 grades with promising student outcomes.
For policies to promote quality PreK-3rd Grade.

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