Early Learning

Supporting Student Wellness Through the Arts

By May of this year, an estimated 55.1 million K-12 students participated in virtual learning because of COVID-19. For some students, the...

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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...

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Improving Early Learning Outcomes During Unprecedented Times

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving...

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How the 2020 State Elections Could Shape Education Systems

With national attention on the presidential race this election year, it can be easy to forget the important leadership positions and ballot...

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Making Sense of Governance in Early Childhood

Research increasingly shows that the first five years of life are a critical period for child development. States have responded by ramping...

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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...

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Pre-K Budget Decisions in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating the shortage of available and high-quality child care, contributing to learning...

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Counting All Kids: How the Census Impacts Education

As state education leaders begin thinking about rebuilding after school shutdowns and the economic consequences of COVID-19, some...

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Early Ed in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research tells us that a child’s experiences in the early years build a foundation of social, emotional and cognitive development that...

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Supporting STEM Education From Preschool to Workforce

The United States is experiencing a supply and demand mismatch in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, with roughly 3...

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