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Celebrating a Year of Growth With SEEDS

Celebrating a Year of Growth With SEEDS

A cohort of Oakland preschool teachers gathered in June for a festive recognition of their collaborative learning during the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's pilot year of the SEEDS of Learning initiative. The event was filled with joy as the teachers expressed their...

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Bringing Attendance Home

Bringing Attendance Home

Attendance Works is now offering a Spanish-language version of its popular Bringing Attendance Home video for parents. This 6-minute video, originally released last August, has now been dubbed into Spanish. Filmed in schools across the country, the video features...

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We Instill Bright Futures

We Instill Bright Futures

A glimpse into transitional kindergarten at Garfield Elementary I recently had the pleasure of interviewing two teachers participating in the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s 2014-15 SEEDS of Early Learning program. This initiative is a robust professional development...

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Guest Blog: Reading Partners

Guest Blog: Reading Partners

It takes a Village to Raise a City of Readers The familiar aphorism, “It takes a village to raise a child” must have been on the minds of Oakland voters when 75.8% recently chose to support local measure N, a parcel tax that will earmark funds for Oakland Unified...

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White House Buzz on Early Learning

White House Buzz on Early Learning

Susan True and Paula Ambrose, Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s education staff, recently participated in a convening  hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The meeting highlighted federal, state and local efforts to bridge the "word gap," the...

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Planting SEEDS of Early Literacy

Planting SEEDS of Early Literacy

Read about what Oakland's Transitional Kindergarten teachers are doing to  improve early literacy and enhance the social and emotional development of young children, and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s role in it. Blog by Great Oakland Public Schools Lorraine Mann has...

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