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American Rescue Plan Funds Can Support Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

Young children with disabilities and developmental delays experienced unique hardships during the pandemic, including a significant decline in access to early childhood special education services (ECSE). In the first three months of the pandemic, 40% of parents of children who receive ECSE reported that their children were not receiving…


  August 30, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)



3 Ways Policymakers Can Support Remote Learning for Young Children

Policymakers know the 2020-21 school year feels different for all educators — but especially for those who have been building relationships with students virtually as they implement remote instruction in…


  April 9, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  AL, NC, TX

  Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families

Early Care and Education: 2021 State Legislation Update

In recent years (think way back to pre-pandemic times), legislation concerning early education had been increasing steadily in number, nuance and sophistication. In fact, from 2015-18 researchers found 2,396 bills,…


  March 31, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  CA, CT, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NM, OR, SC, TN, VA

  Finance, Students & Families, Transitions

Results of the 2020 Statewide Elections

In a year of historic voter turnout, voters across the country cast their ballots for important education leadership positions and on ballot measures impacted education systems. We provide an overview of the results…


  November 11, 2020

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3), High School, K-12, Postsecondary



Improving Early Learning Outcomes During Unprecedented Times

From research on early brain development to the benefits of high-quality pre-K education, the importance of the early years is hard to ignore. More recently, the K-3 years have come into focus because these years…


  October 23, 2020

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)


  Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders