TK in the News

Teacher appreciation: Mari Sanchez, grooming students from age four in transitional kindergarten | 10.20.2016

Daily Democrat
Molding the future generations to be a productive and positive part of society is perhaps the toughest aspect of a teacher’s job. For Mari Sanchez, it’s also the most important. Read more

Taking A Look at Transitional Kindergarten in California | 01.17.2017

New America
In 2010 California embarked on an experiment to create a new grade level for the 4-year-olds inside its public schools, with a focus on teaching in a way that matches children’s stage of development. Evidence shows it may be working. Read more

Overall enrollment is down, but LA Unified has the same number of kindergarteners as 9 years ago, data show | 07.25.2016

LA School Report
Carola Matera, an assistant professor at Cal State Channel Islands’ School of Education who specializes in early childhood education, said she believes transitional kindergarten has a big impact on enrollment numbers. Read more

Enrollment at Glendale Unified has dropped for the sixth straight year but school officials aren't worried. Here's why | 11.15.2016

The Los Angeles Times
Between 2010 and 2016, enrollment of students attending transitional kindergarten through sixth grade jumped by 1,400. Read more