Has Kindergarten Become the New First Grade?

Rae Pica with Francie Alexander

The standards are changing, but there is a right way and a wrong way to prepare children for kindergarten. In this segment Francie Alexander debunks the myths, corrects popular misconceptions, and shares insights and specific tips to help you get it right. Find out what children should really be doing by the time they get to kindergarten.

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May 2, 2009
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Remove names - Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President of Scholastic Education and Chief Academic Officer of Scholastic. A distinguished thought leader in education research and policy, curriculum development, and assessment practices, Ms. Alexander currently serves on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress, widely known as The Nation’s Report Card.
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