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Why The New E3 School (TNE3S)?

The evidence is clear­—high quality early education can close the achievement and readiness gaps. That is why E3: Elevate Early Education in partnership with UVA’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL) and philanthropists created The New E3 School, an innovative mixed-income model for children ages one to five in the Park Place neighborhood of Norfolk. It focuses on the most important elements of high quality that lead to kindergarten readiness. It is a showroom of quality and catalyst for policy change.

The innovative curriculum model includes:

  • STREAMin3 Curriculum
  • Professional development to support teachers’ understanding of child development and increase the effectiveness of their implementation
  • Coaching to improve teaching & learning in the classroom
  • Assessments of children’s skills & classroom quality

Over the last two years, our four-year-old children were assessed on their readiness to enter school. Most children met or exceeded kindergarten entry benchmarks in literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation. Some children did not meet the benchmarks for social skills.  You can access the Classroom Interactions and K-Readiness Report for The New E3 School here.

The curriculum model developed in the school by UVA’s Center of Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning is being piloted in 100 classrooms across the state. Our work is advancing early education and impacting children across the state of Virginia.

The New E3 School created a performance-based pay system tied to implementing the model with fidelity, using all the STREAMin3 tools effectively and continuous improvement.

In 2019, the school launched a microcredentialing pilot to assess feasibility, implementation and impact.

Read The New E3 School’s Case for Support here.

Watch the video below to see our school in action.


[i] University of Virginia Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning, K Readiness Report for The New E3 School, 2017

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