Madison Education Partnership’s First Public Meeting Focuses on Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Results

April 23, 2018

Parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning how Madison Metropolitan School District’s (MMSD) four-year-old kindergarten (4K) is supporting local children is invited to the first community presentation of research on the MMSD 4K program by the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).

MEP is holding the event on Thursday, April 26, 4 to 7:30 pm., on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the Gordon Dining and Event Center’s Symphony Room, 770 W. Dayton. Attendance is free but seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register now while seats still are available at: Nearby public parking is located at the Lake and Johnson Ramp, and the Fluno Center.

Jennifer Cheatham, Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent, along with Robert Mathieu, director of UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, will open the event. Five university researchers will present on 4K studies related to educational equity, family engagement, interpersonal skill development and supporting families experiencing homelessness.

MMSD’s director of early learning, Colleen Witthuhn, will facilitate an interactive conversation about moving Madison’s 4K programs forward. Registered attendees are welcome to enjoy refreshments and talk with MEP team researchers and Witthuhn following the presentations.

MMSD and UW–Madison formed the Madison Education Partnership in 2016 to bring together the expertise of university researchers with the insights of local preK-12 educators to address current challenges facing local schools, and produce relevant and cutting-edge education research.