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April 6, 2016

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Are you thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for next fall? The Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. The Center School is a parent cooperative preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides an emergent developmental program for three, four, and five year-olds of Northwood and surrounding towns. There are openings in our two-day (T/Th) program and three-day (M/W/F) morning programs. Call or email us soon to get an information packet or to make an appointment to come for a visit! For information, please email at director Karen Andersen [email protected] or call her at the school at 942-7686.  Check out our Facebook page at



The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Boy’s Lacrosse team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, April 9th at the Northwood Garage from 11am-3pm. A $5 donation for a clean car and a great cause!



Letter To The Editor

Mo’ K, Mo’ Betta


In my last letter, I invited you to do a thought experiment comparing two versions of a 2-week baseball camp program: one a half-day program with mostly “chalk talk,” the other a full-day program with instruction and practice. And by analogy, comparing half-day and full-day kindergarten programs – similarly imbalanced or balanced in terms of instruction and other experiential activities.


I hope you got the correct answer, which we can now see confirmed in a REAL experiment on half-day vs. F-DK, called, in, the “best research yet on the effects of full-day kindergarten.”


I call this a REAL experiment because it features one of the sine qua nons of experimental design: the random assignment of subjects to conditions. This happened in Indiana in 2007 when the legislature voted additional funds for full-day kindergarten, but not enough so that every school district could offer it to all children. In some districts, the kids that got to go to full-day were chosen by lottery (i.e., randomly assigned) with the rest going to half-day.


Chloe Gibbs, at the EdPolicyWorks at the University of Virginia, studied five school districts, with 677 kids assigned to F-DK and 430 in half-day. A total N = 1,107. (A large number of subjects is another sine qua non of robust research.) Looking at “student literacy skills at the end of the kindergarten year, … full-day assignment has a substantial positive effect.”


Even more important was the fact that “students who enter kindergarten with low literacy skills also experience particularly large gains.” So instead of spending a lot of time on remediation with these kids in first grade, as we have been doing in Northwood, full-day K closes that gap.


More about potential savings on special education costs in the next installment.


Tom Chase, Ph.D.







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