- Sep 2022
California Could Mandate Kindergarten— What’s This Mean For School Districts And Childcare Providers?A bill that would create a mandatory kindergarten program in California has passed the legislature and is now heading to governor Gavin Newsom’s office for a final decision. The legislation, Senate Bill 70, would require children to complete one year of kindergarten before they’re admitted to the first grade. This comes as districts in California struggle with enrollment, having been a major issue during the pandemic. But if this legislation were to be signed by Governor Newsom, how would it affect teachers, the child care industry, and the children themselves.Today on AirTalk, we discuss the bill and it support among public schools with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Justine Flores, licensed childcare provider in Los Angeles and a negotiation representative for Child Care Providers United.
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CA Senate Bill 488 2021; signed, in process,
Orton-Gillingham method (procedure/process) but can be implemented differently. Rigorous and works. Over 100 years old.
Wilson program uses pieces of OG. What's this? Not enough detail here.
Dyslexia training will be built into some parts of credentialling programs.
Each child is different.
This requires context knowledge on the part of the teacher and then a large tool bag of methods to help the widest variety of those differences.
In the box programs don't work because children are not one size fits all.
Magic wand ? What would you want?
Madhuri would like to have: - rigorous teaching in early grades - if we can teach structured literacy following a specific scope in sequence most simple to most complex - teaching with same familiar patterns over and over - cumulative (builds on itself) - multisensory - explicit - Strong transitional kindergarten through grade 3 instruction
Prevention trumps intervention.
Otherwise you're feeding into the school to prison pipeline.
Madhuri's call for teaching that is structured, cumulative, multisensory, and explicit sounds a lot like what I would imagine orality-based instruction looks like as well. The structure there particularly makes it easier to add pieces later on in a way that literacy doesn't necessarily.
- structured literacy
- school to prison pipeline
- orality and memory
- Marga Madhuri
- customized education
- Sep 2021
Campbell’s lived experience as a native Black Bostonian showed her firsthand how uneven and oppressive the school-to-prison pipeline can be. Her late twin brother, Andre, was a victim of the systems she works to rebuild.
Campbell should have won! She is earnest and has a clear vision for what Boston can be to address these systemic issues.