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A Systems Focus to Improve School Readiness

This Special Report looks at the malleable and transformative components of educational and health considerations (and their intersections) as they impact school readiness. It provides examples of innovative state programs and policies, highlights new federal financial supports and closes with state-level policy takeaways.

 

  August 10, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  CT, DE, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NM, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY

  Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Early Care and Education Governance

This Policy Outline provides examples of innovative practices from around the country, as well as a key set of questions for state leaders to consider.

 

  June 23, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  HI, ND, NM

  Governance

Teacher Training for Quality P-3 STEM Education

Teachers are the most influential of in-school factors that affect student achievement. Thus, if states are looking to improve instruction in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), they can start by developing…

 

  April 20, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  AR, IA, ID, MD, OH, TN, UT

  STEM/STEAM, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

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