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Early Childhood

More on Montgomery Co. From a Policy Wonk Mom

By Maureen Kelleher — September 08, 2010 1 min read

Lisa Guernsey at New America Foundation offers some thoughtful reflections on Montgomery County’s preK-12 efforts at Early Ed Watch, both as a policy researcher and a mom whose child transitioned from preschool to kindergarten within the system.

Lisa offers a couple of tools to help schools end the play vs. learning wars: the play-based teaching approach known as Tools of the Mind, and how a KIPP primary school uses storytelling and play to enhance literacy instruction. (Betcha you didn’t think you could find KIPP and play in the same sentence.)

A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.