Early Learning

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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Quality, Like Time, Is Important In the Early Years

UPDATED 5/31/19 Last week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into statute H.B. 1262, which fully funds full-day kindergarten across the...

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2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

UPDATED 11/19. This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

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Why the 2018 Elections Matter for Education

This November, states across the country will be holding elections to decide key political leadership roles. Every state has the potential...

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All You Could Ever Want to Know About State Policies Governing Early Learning

Kindergarten is one of our most popular search items, and it’s no surprise: The early learning years are some of the most crucial in a...

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How States Can Develop Their Early Education Workforce

This guest post comes from Abbie Lieberman, policy analyst at New America. Last month, the federal government passed an omnibus spending...

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Making Elementary School an Engine of Scientific Achievement

For those of us alarmed by the frequent and dour news about American students’ lagging performance in science, the annual Regeneron...

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Working on Early Learning Policy? These Two Resources Are for You

Today, we’re releasing How States Fund Pre-K: A Primer for Policymakers, which outlines funding mechanisms to consider to support pre-K...

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Creating Preventative, Rather Than Reactive, Policies to Boost Third-Grade Literacy

We know reading proficiency matters: Research shows that children who are not proficient at the end of third grade are four times more...

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State Leaders and Early Ed Experts Collaborate on Strengthening K-3 Policies

In late September, we hosted the K-3 State Policy Academy, bringing together state teams, partners and other experts in the early education...

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