School success requires that children arrive ready to learn, at schools that are ready to teach them, according to a report entitled Putting the Pieces in Place: A North Carolina School Readiness Report , released today by Action for Children North Carolina.
"North Carolina must ensure that all our children are ready to learn when they enter school, that schools are ready to successfully teach all children and that families and communities have the resources to support their children’s education," said Barbara Bradley, President and CEO of Action for Children North Carolina. "School readiness combines all these factors to create optimal outcomes for our children and our state."
Putting the Pieces in Place: A North Carolina School Readiness Report examines the key aspects of school readiness in North Carolina—Ready Children, Ready Schools, and Ready Families and Communities. The report uses data indicators to determine North Carolina's current degree of school readiness, providing a baseline which can be used in the future to measure progress.