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Unlocking ESSA’s Potential to Support Early Learning

New America and the BUILD Initiative offer an introduction to ESSA and explore the implications for our youngest learners. Learn what states and local school districts can do to support early …

March 17, 2017

The most important skills kids need to succeed in life

We all want our children to do well in school, and it’s generally understood that reading is the most important skill for academic success. (There’s plenty of research to support …

March 2, 2017


Evidence for ESSA and the What Works Clearinghouse

In just a few weeks, we will launch Evidence for ESSA, a free web site designed to provide education leaders with information on programs that meet the evidence standards included …

February 9, 2017

Identifying scalable policy solutions: a state-wide cross-classified analysis of factors related to early childhood literacy

Given the critical role that literacy plays in children’s academic and personal development, policymakers have increasingly focused on policies related to early childhood literacy, particularly among poor and minority students. …

February 6, 2017


Study: Nearly 60 percent of children like reading for fun

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 6 out of 10 young people ages 6-17 say they read for fun, according to a new study from Scholastic and YouGov, a percentage that …

January 30, 2017

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey doubles down on education in annual address

In his 2017 State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey said it is time to give all Arizona teachers a raise. Gov. Doug Ducey sounded an optimistic call to …

January 9, 2017


K-3 Policymakers’ Guide to Action: Making the early years count

This special report summarizes the top policy components 12 of the nation’s top content experts convened by Education Commission of the States prioritized for a high-quality K-3 system. Read the full …

November 22, 2016

New Report Outlines Factors Influencing 3rd Grade Literacy

READ ON ARIZONA Press Release September 23, 2016 New Report Outlines Factors Influencing 3rd Grade Literacy Frequent School Absences Put Children at Academic Risk PHOENIX, Ariz.—Given the critical role literacy …

September 23, 2016




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