The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe and CEPA Labs at Stanford University commit to offer READY4K!, a text messaging program for parents to promote child development, to all parents of four year olds in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. In addition, CEPA Labs will offer READY4K! to parents of preschoolers in Dallas Independent School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Acelero Learnings multi-state network of Head Start centers, and Little Sprouts preschools. In total, the commitment will impact 39,800 families. CEPA Labs will conduct large-scale randomized controlled trial studies to assess the efficacy of the expansion to new school districts and child care centers.
Q DOES A TEACHER'S SEX MATTER FOR A STUDENT'S ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE?
A Although we would like to think that a teacher's gender will have no bearing on a child's academic experience, several studies have found that assignment to a teacher of the opposite sex may negatively impact a child's academic experience. On average, teachers are more likely to have negative perceptions of a child's performance if the child is of the opposite sex. Children are also likely to perform worse academically when assigned to teachers of the opposite sex.