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State Policy to Support Early Literacy Success

After recent NAEP scores highlighted low reading proficiency among students in the U.S., many states are looking to science of reading and evidence-based literacy instruction to bolster their state policies to better prepare young children on how to read. State boards of education have the opportunity to ask questions and support policies that ensure all […]

Working with Institutes of Higher Education to Advance the ECE Workforce

High-quality early learning requires a high-quality workforce with specialized knowledge and skills. Several states boards of education, including in Illinois, are playing an active role in developing a well-qualified early learning workforce, while expanding opportunities for more early educators to enter the field. Join us on Wednesday, May 10, to learn about the Illinois Early […]

Advancing the Early Literacy Workforce by Working with State Legislators

*NASBE Members-only Learning Session* Widening achievement gaps in reading underscore the urgent need for state leaders to work together to boost early literacy and support effective professional development for educators. Existing PD has been criticized for its lack of efficacy, disconnection from the science of reading, and absence of policy support. The policy landscape may […]