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Early Childhood Education

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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Policy Update

Teachers Need Multifaceted Support to Improve Literacy

To improve literacy, states should invest in comprehensive supports for teachers to equip them to deliver high-quality, evidence-based instruction.

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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 […]

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The Standard - Article

State Boards and the Governance of Early Childhood Education

As states seek to bring coherence to the disparate systems that have a hand in early education and care, state boards have key roles to play.

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Press Release

NASBE’s Early Literacy Work Group Tours Arizona’s Wildflower Accelerated Academy

State board of education members from Delaware, the District of Columbia, California, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, and New York gather in Arizona to learn about the state's early literacy initiatives.

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California, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia Join NASBE’s Early Childhood Education Network

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) welcomes three new state boards of education to the NASBE Early Childhood Education (ECE) State Network: California, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina.

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The Standard - Article

Preparing Pre-K Teachers: Policy Considerations and Strategies

Four practices to increase the pool of skilled early educators stand out as promising.

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Press Release

States Leverage Covid Relief Funds for Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

A new NASBE analysis outlines state investments in ECE workforce recovery through compensation and benefits, mental health and well-being supports, and professional development opportunities.

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Policy Update

Investing in Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

Analysis details how states, including Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina and others, are using COVID relief funds to help the early childhood workforce recover from the pandemic.

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