From advancing legislation that supports the needs of Arkansas students, to hosting our second annual Data & Policy Symposium and championing the community schools model, ForwARd implemented impactful initiatives for students and their families in 2019.Download
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This report examines the potential relationship between attending the district-provided Pre-K program amongst students with similar observable characteristics, using anonymous student-level data points for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years and grades kindergarten to 2nd.Download
This report analyzes the associations between district-provided Pre-K attendance and academic and non-academic outcomes for Springdale Public Schools.Download
The goal of this report is to provide a descriptive analysis of the perceptions of quality and effectiveness of one district-provided Pre-K program from the perspectives of current Pre-K parents, Pre-K teachers, and Kindergarten parents.Download
This report seeks to expound upon the existing Pre-K literature and gain a more holistic understanding of the effects of Pre-K, by providing a parent and teacher perspective of district-provided Pre-K within an individual community.Download