Our current and recent projects and partners in Pre-K education include:
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
We are currently working with Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
and the Pennsylvania Department of Education on the Keystones to Opportunity
(KtO) project, a $33 million per year initiative designed to improve literacy learning outcomes and increase reading achievement among students in danger of academic failure from birth through grade 12. KtO is Pennsylvania's project under the U.S. Department of Education's Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy
Other projects we have evaluated for IU 13 include an Early Reading First project, which was designed to improve the literacy skills of young children.
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
We have worked with the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
at Penn State University on an evaluation of family learning centers operated by the Literacy Volunteers of America with funding from Verizon, an evaluation of the Queens Borough (New York) Public Library's video teleconferencing program, and an evaluation of Pennsylvania's statewide Educational Quality for Family Literacy Initiative.
We are working with Temple University
on the evaluation of their Coaching for Early Language and Literacy – Enhanced (ExCELL-E) project, which is designed to help Pre-K, K and 1st grade teachers employ high-quality teaching strategies that result in improved child language and literacy outcomes. ExCELL-E is one of the Investing in Innovation Fund
(i3) projects nationwide funded by the U.S. Department of Education.