Early Learning

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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