Early Learning

The Power of Pre-K

With the recent release of Education Commission of the States’ annual pre-kindergarten (pre-K) funding report, we are taking a look at...

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Bridging the Two Communities Problem

This is a guest blog post by Jonathan Supovitz, professor of leadership and policy, Graduate School of Education, University of...

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How We Can Support States in 2017

The 2016 elections brought about Changes in State Education Leadership across the country. Of the 12 states that held governors’ races,...

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Best of 2016

It’s been a pleasure to serve as your education policy team this year! As we close out the year and look forward to working with you...

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State Education Ballot Measures

Along with many new policymakers elected in 2016, states had varying education policy measures on the ballot. Voters in at least 17 states...

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A Rocky Beginning: Suspensions and expulsions in the early years

Increased suspensions and expulsions in the early childhood space, particularly of minority students, have pushed states, districts and...

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The Need For and Steps Towards Achieving a Quality K-3 System

While the high school dropout rate poses a significant risk to our nation, there are early warning signs that  can be used to chart a...

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States Improving Pre-K Education Quality and Access, But What Happens Next?

This is a guest blog post by Matt Weyer, a policy specialist in NCSL’s Education Program.  With state pre-k investments increasing to...

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Part-Day or Full-Day Kindergarten?

The experiences of children birth to age five have tremendous impact on their readiness for kindergarten. The approaches to learning,...

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