Early Learning

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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Recap: P-3, ESSA and You

On June 23, the early learning team at Education Commission of the States, in partnership with NIEER, CEELO, New America, NCSL and National...

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From Sesame Street to State Capitols: The case for STEM and early learning

As researchers and policymakers continue to evaluate what pre-K and kindergarten should include, STEM is beginning to enter the...

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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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