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This issue of the FINE Newsletter is dedicated to the transition to school. We focus on the transition to school because smooth transitions make a difference for student outcomes, and also because it is a matter of equity. Research shows that children from homes with increased social and economic risk benefit the most from transition activities; yet these are the children least likely to receive them.

In this issue we highlight four important things research tells us about the transition to school. We then profile three programs in high-risk school districts across the United States that are using innovative strategies to address inequalities in transition practices.
three photos from the FINE Newsletter on the transition to school

Read about these and related issues in our March FINE Newsletter: Engaging Families, Schools, and Communities in the Transition to School.

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