Voices from the Field: Jana Martella


Jana Martella is interviewed by U.S. Department of Education (ED) Senior Policy Advisor Steven Hicks in this “Voices from the Field” spotlight article published on ED’s website and in the August e-newsletter Early Learning at ED: "From the research—and particularly from an equity perspective—kids are going to do better in second grade if they get what they need in first grade, and it is a continual drum beat from birth through third grade and beyond. I think even third grade, to be honest, is kind of an arbitrary line of demarcation that resulted from the fulcrum of reading. In fact, everything we know about domains of learning continues into adulthood and that we ought to attend to play and experiential learning throughout a child’s educational career."


U.S. Department of Education

Publication Date: 

Monday, August 15, 2016