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Want to Build Back Better? Consider Early Childhood Districts

A new day may be approaching for early care and education as Congress considers a reconciliation package that would inject approximately $390 billion into early childhood education (ECE) over six years….

 

  December 10, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  CO, LA, MA

  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

State Policies to Enhance Transitions Into Kindergarten

This Policy Guide provides an overview of state strategies for streamlining and making successful the transition from pre-K into kindergarten. It draws on examples from nine states and identifies three…

 

  October 20, 2020

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  AL, CO, CT, FL, IL, MI, NC, OR, RI

  Transitions

50-State Comparison: State K-3 Policies

Following a high-quality early care and pre-K experience, the kindergarten-through-third-grade years set the foundation upon which future learning builds; and strengthening this continuum creates opportunities for later success. Key components…

 

  September 28, 2020

  50-State Comparison

  Early Education (P-3)

  Nationwide

  Assessment, Attendance, Standards & Curriculum, Teachers & Leaders

Maintaining a Systems-Focus in Early Ed

Systems-thinking may not be top of mind during a time when widescale budget cuts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have required state policymakers to make difficult decisions, but…

 

  June 10, 2020

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  Unassigned

  ESSA