Tag: kindergarten readiness

Report: U.S. school food waste nears 530K tons annually. See more national education news here

| December 10, 2019
Report: U.S. school food waste nears 530K tons annually. See more national education news here

A new World Wildlife Fund report estimates U.S. school food waste totals 530,000 tons per year and costs as much as $9.7 million a day to manage, which breaks down to about 39.2 pounds of food waste and 19.4 gallons of milk thrown out per school per year, based on the results from the 46-school sample across nine cities.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff update for Sept. 5

| September 6, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff update for Sept. 5

The partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff have identified goals for improving five educational outcomes.  We have active Community Action Networks (CANs) that have formed around two of those goals:  Kindergarten Readiness and Post-Secondary Enrollment.  This month we take a moment to reflect on the progress of those two CANs as we move into the new school year.  Read more about our collective impact efforts below.

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Children Struggle To Master Reading – Study: 34% of kindergartners not ‘ready to read’

| October 2, 2015
Children Struggle To Master Reading – Study: 34% of kindergartners not ‘ready to read’

In Payson, 34 percent of kindergarten children are not prepared to read when they start school, according to statistics from Read On Arizona, a statewide public/private partnership to improve language and literacy for children birth through age 8. Students who don’t get enough stimulation as children lack the basic skills needed to start learning. This happens for a variety of reasons, including parents failing to read or even talk with their children and not attending preschool…

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Assessing Kindergarten Readiness in Arizona

| July 29, 2015
Assessing Kindergarten Readiness in Arizona

By Dr. Karen Ortiz, vice president and program director, Early Grade Success • Helios Education Foundation In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child’s development. Ensuring young children have access to high quality early learning environments, regardless of race, income […]

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Why Early Childhood Matters to Mayors

| June 23, 2015
Why Early Childhood Matters to Mayors

“Early childhood development is a critical component of the long-term academic and social success of children, adolescents, and young-adults. By ensuring that quality community resources are available to children and their families, we prepare them with the tools necessary to succeed. The City of Goodyear is proud of our status as a Read On Community […]

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