Early Learning, Birth to 3

  • June 2019

K-2 Assessments:

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In an updated version of its 2016 report on a state scan of states’ status on K-2 assessments, ACT reported that states adapted to three changes of implementing K-2 assessments in local districts: (1) changes of teacher evaluations in ESSA; (2) federal funds fo

  • August 2018

States Leading: Implementing Early Childhood Ed

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A child’s early years are the foundation for future development. Families, caregivers, and teachers work together to help young children become confident, lifelong learners.

  • April 2018

States Leading: Prioritizing ECE

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The preschool through third-grade years are foundational in a child’s journey toward lifelong learning. States recognize the immense impact high-quality early learning can have on a student’s educational trajectory, and they’re finding innovative ways to support this important t

  • 4.19.18

Mississippi Continues to be a Leader in Early Childhood Education

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recognized Mississippi in its latest report on pre-K quality as one of only five states whose publicly funded pre-K program meets nine of NIEER’s 10 new quality standards for early childhood education.

  • March 2018

States Leading: Early Childhood Education

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A child’s first years form the foundation for future learning and development. States have a critical role in providing children with access to high-quality early learning opportunities during the early years that can increase educational equity and have long-term benefits for children.