THE CHALLENGE AND LANDSCAPE
Of OUSD’s 3,400 kindergarteners and 600 transitional kindergarteners, only 40 percent enter the District kindergarten-ready. The gap is especially glaring in literacy. Learn more about Oakland’s early learning landscape in this infographic overview from the Packard Foundation. This Glen Price Group report also offers a deeper dive into the resources available for families and service providers.
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s investment in the initiative is boosting early literacy in Oakland by putting the right tools in families’ hands, and by giving teachers professional learning opportunities that help kids improve reading skills. Read more here and here (scroll to “Education: Unlocking Potential in Every Oakland Child”).