Many Kentucky students are at a disadvantage for learning before they even start school, according to Kindergarten Readiness Screener data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Erlanger-Elsmere Independent is working with parents, community groups and the United Way to make sure every student is ready for kindergarten.
Districts across the state are trying new ways to increase kindergarten readiness.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is up from 49 percent last year. Despite the gain, about 24,500 students entered kindergarten unprepared. “While we are moving in the right direction, this data reinforces the importance of quality early learning opportunities for all children,” [...]
Teacher who didn’t get to pilot readiness screener excited to see its effect on her students.