Week of the Young Child
Preparing Racine's Four-Year-Olds for Kindergarten
Higher Expectations for Racine County was thrilled excited to be part of the Week of The Young Child — an annual celebration honoring our community’s efforts in preparing our youngest children to be successful.
At this event, the Week of the Young Child area in the field house showcased community partners and have interactive learning activities for families with young children. At our booth, we had children draw self portraits, a skill that shows they are ready for kindergarten.
Second Annual Gateway/Parkside Articulation Summit
Local students preparing for kindergarten can see kids like themselves and their own community in a new book published by Racine Unified and Higher Expectations for Racine County.
Celebrating Wisconsin Reading Corps' successes in Racine
This second annual articulation summit event allows these institutions the time to better align curriculum and program requirements so that students can seamlessly go from an associate’s degree program at Gateway to a bachelors program at UW-Parkside.
Racine Unified expands Hour of Code to more elementary schools
Wisconsin Reading Corps’ tutor-student teams displayed the hard work being done in Racine Unified schools to improve elementary reading outcomes to state representatives and community leaders this week at Julian Thomas Elementary School.
InSinkErator commits to promoting high-tech jobs
Starting this year, with the help of Higher Expectations, the Hour of Code has expanded to for more elementary schools. Now, students will get this basic introduction into coding at Red Apple, Julian Thomas, Dr. Jones, Olympia Brown, Fratt, Janes and Mitchell elementary schools.
Celebrating our 2018 Accomplishments
At the grand opening of their new headquarters in Mount Pleasant, InSinkErator announced its commitment of $200,000 over five years to Higher Expectations.
Higher Expectations Earns National Backing to Launch Two-Generation Initiative
On November 1st, we gathered our partners and stakeholders to discuss our 2018 Annual Report and celebrate the successes of 2018 and look forward into what’s next for Higher Expectations.
Small reading project aimed at equity shows positive results
Higher Expectations will use a grant award to launch a two-generation initiative focused on moving parents, particularly single mothers with young children, into family-sustaining employment through educational advancement and training opportunities, while preparing their children for success in school.
Last year, Higher Expectations partnered with Racine Unified to launch a literacy program called “Racine Early Intervention.” This year, a second group of Racine Unified teachers completed this program, and the district continued to see the success that this had in improving outcomes for students.