Education Reform Starts Early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd Reform

Author: Sara Mead (New America Foundation) / December 1, 2009

 A new report from the New America Foundation finds that New Jersey has made tremendous strides in improving children's access to high-quality early learning experiences, enabling some districts to nearly close the achievement gap. 

In Education Reform Starts Early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd Reform, Sara Mead provides a blueprint for creating a high-quality, well-aligned education system that sustains children's learning gains from PreKindergarten through the Third Grade and beyond.  Mead describes how New Jersey became a national leader in early education and PreK-3rd reform, and makes recommendations for state and national policymakers.