Blue Chalk worked with The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) to tell the important story of one school district in Portland, OR, that is investing in some of the brightest and youngest minds in the state.
Earl Boyles Elementary is in the David Douglas School District, which is pioneering the use of pre-kindergarten programs to teach children during formative learning years. The district reaches more than 100 three- and four-year-olds through Boyles Elementary and has also opened a pre-K classroom at Cherry Park Elementary this school year.
Blue Chalk met some of the students and families involved in Earl Boyles' pre-K program and documented how they are benefitting from this early education.
The video is the second of five created for OSBA's "The Promise of Oregon" 2016 campaign. They are designed to encourage schools and the public to “dream bigger” about what is possible for Oregon’s schools.