Almost without exception, use of the term “readiness” puts the burden of getting ready squarely on the shoulders of students, teachers, principals, and in some cases parents. But that is the reverse of how we as state leaders should think about readiness. Instead, we should be asking how ready the education enterprise is to receive, support, encourage, and serve students.


Are You Ready?





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Strengthening the Principal Pipeline through State Leadership Academies

Missouri, Delaware, and North Carolina have developed evidence-based professional learning for current and prospective school leaders to increase their effectiveness and reduce turnover.
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State Advances in Early Childhood Education Seed Plans for 2024

In 2023, several states made significant strides toward universal pre-K, increased funding and support for early educators, and improved literacy and math instruction.
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Curriculum That Counts

Authors in this issue of the Standard draw lessons from a spectrum of state policies that are being used to increase the adoption of high-quality curriculum.

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