Research suggests critical junctures for children as they
navigate the path to educational success.
From early childhood experiences, which lay the neural networks that
inform later development, to the acquisition of requisite literacy skills,
there is no shortage of opportunities to support children’s learning. As children learn and develop, they require
the continued support of educators, their families, and members of their
communities in order to succeed through transitions of middle and high school. Their success beyond required formal
schooling is influenced by intentionally structured and well-planned preparation
for post- secondary education and ultimately career opportunities. All of this
is predicated upon opportunities which ensure an equitable education for all children within the context of
The Primacy of Place Educational Database is structured
around indicators integral to the educational success of children,
including: school readiness; grade level
reading by third grade; successful transition to middle school; high school
graduation; and cradle to career pathways that provide a seamless system
through which children and families can reach educational goals. The database, assembled according to these
indicators, incorporates research, high impact strategies, professional
organizations, and funding sources to support community mobilization. Additional resources addressing strategies to
close the achievement gap, encourage cultural competency, and strengthen communities’
capacity to effectively organize toward the achievement of identified outcomes
for children are highlighted.
For more information about education's role in Primacy of Place see our list of best practice resources or contact Kelly Favory, BBC's Community
Collaboration for Educational Excellence Knowledge Group contact, to get you started.
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