Legislation and Laws

Bill:

Early Childhood Education Act of 2011

Introduced: November 01, 2011

Referred to:

Introduced by: Vincent Orange, Yvette Alexander, Marion Barry

To require the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools to ensure a reasonable expectation that 3 and 4 year olds are prepared for kindergarten; ensure a reasonable expectation that students entering the 4th grade will be able to read independently, add, subtract, multiply, and divide; to require the Chancellor to track and measure progress for each designated level from age 3 to the 4th grade; ensure a reasonable expectation all 3rd graders entering the 4th grade can read independently, add, subtract, multiply, and divide; to ensure the Chancellor develops a curriculum that achieves the goal of preparing 3 and 4 year olds for kindergarten and 3rd graders for a 4th grade curriculum; to examine the curriculum to ensure that it is effective; to ensure the Chancellor develops a plan for children who do not meet the goal of reading independently, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing upon entering the 4th grade; and, report to the Mayor and the Council the readiness for all 3 and 4 year olds for entrance into kindergarten and the readiness for all 3rd grade students for entrance into the 4th grade.