TK in the News

Research shows transitional kindergarten benefit for English learners | 07.02.2017

English learners in transitional kindergarten show significant gains. Read more

New report on transitional kindergarten gives the grade high scores | 06.28.2017

A new report out Wednesday gives high marks to the state's newest primary grade. Read more

Transitional kindergarten boosts school readiness in math, reading | 06.28.2017

Researchers found kindergartners who had attended transitional kindergarten are better prepared than those who had attended preschool or had not been in a formal preschool program. Read more

The multiple benefits of learning two languages | 06.14.2017

California has taken important steps to support dual language learners. 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

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

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

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