From Urban to Rural
The Big Lift is partnering with seven school district communities to provide high-quality learning experiences from preschool to third grade. Those learning experiences will include high-quality preschool and summer programs, and a focus on reducing absenteeism and engaging parents and the broader community to support learning in school and at home.
The first cohort of school district communities selected in Spring 2015 are:
The second cohort of school district communities selected in Spring 2016 are:
A total of approximately $6.4 million has been awarded to preschool providers, school districts, and partnering agencies in these communities to provide high-quality learning experiences from preschool to 3rd grade.
Among the school districts selected for Big Lift grants, between 53 and 86 percent of third graders scored below “proficient” on the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress in English Language Arts. But all have demonstrated they’re ready to do the work to improve third grade reading outcomes for all children in their schools.