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Early Childhood Education

Press Release

States’ Early Learning Initiatives in 2023 Seed 2024 Plans

A new NASBE Policy Update examines state actions in on early childhood education in 2023.

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Policy Update

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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Advancing State Policy to Support Students with Dyslexia

Join us for a conversation about about the journey California, Georgia, and Wisconsin have taken to pass policy addressing the needs of students with dyslexia.

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Early Literacy Work Group

NASBE formed the Early Literacy Work Group so that state board members and staff can learn from national experts about early-literacy trends and research and from other states that have employed effective policies and practices to increase young children’s reading success.

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Press Release

NASBE, NCSL Hold Convening on Early Literacy and Math in San Diego

tate board of education members from the National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE’s) Early Literacy Work Group joined state legislators from across the U.S. to collaborate and discuss the latest research and state activities surrounding early literacy and math policymaking.

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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 […]

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Press Release

NASBE Analysis Highlights Massachusetts and Georgia’s Effort to Advance Dyslexia Screening and Intervention

Early identification and effective, targeted reading intervention are critical to these students’ long-term success, the analysis notes.

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State Innovations

Georgia and Massachusetts Advance Dyslexia Screening and Intervention

State boards can advocate for more young children to be screened for dyslexia and ensure that identified students receive effective interventions, as those in Massachusetts and Georgia have done.

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Press Release

To Improve Literacy, States Should Invest in Comprehensive Supports for Teachers

According to a new NASBE analysis, teachers need comprehensive supports to equip them to deliver high-quality, evidence-based instruction.

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