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An Estimated

49%

of kindergarteners ARE SCHOOL READY

Source: E3 Alliance
*In 2015, the  definition of population contained in Central Texas region was reduced marginally and the measure of school readiness was changed slightly.

 

Source: E3 Alliance
*In 2015, the definition of population contained in Central Texas region was reduced marginally and the measure of school readiness was changed slightly.

 

Data Source:  Tables B17001B, B17001D, B17001H, and B17001I,  2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

*Due to the small sample size of Asian children under age 5 , this estimate is to be used with caution.

 

Source: E3 Alliance
*In 2015, the definition of population contained in Central Texas region was reduced marginally and the measure of school readiness was changed slightly.

 

LOCAL EFFORTS

  • United Way for Greater Austin has worked with over 30 organizations to develop a School Readiness Action Plan. The Plan outlines strategies for our community to work toward the common goal of helping all children enter school ready to learn.
  • Improving school readiness is one of four goals of the E3 Alliance Blueprint for Educational Change, since school readiness is linked to success in 3rd grade reading and math.
  • Friends of the Children is a new mentorship program that supports children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program targets children in poverty and children whose parents: did not graduate high school; are incarcerated; or were teenagers. Mentors are paid and commit to spend at least 16 hours with each participating student per month.