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“I Want Students to See Many Different Futures”


August 24, 2017
Bill Gates

This blog is part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Back to School Campaign” celebrating the work of educators improving outcomes for children: I envy people who are good at working with their hands. As much as I love computers, I never got into putting them together or taking them apart the way a…

Being the Change


August 16, 2017
Melissa Dahlin

Nationwide, in states, professionally, and personally, 2017 has been a nonstop barrage of changes—leading both myself and other early learning colleagues to ask how we can be active agents shaping change rather than passive receivers enduring it. Listening to session facilitators’ insights and my colleagues’ collective wisdom during the  2017 Roundtable ’s exploration of leading for change,…

Leveraging Local Needs Assessments and Plan Development to Support Early Learning in ESSA


August 8, 2017
Christine Dwyer and Kyle Snow

How can the field actualize the opportunity to promote ECE when it is not widely nor explicitly called for by the ESSA law?

Social and Emotional Learning Under ESSA


August 1, 2017
Kafilat Oladiran

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) is proud to partner with New America on this blog series highlighting early learning opportunities and challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The goal of every school is to help students acquire the skills and tools needed for a successful future. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides…

Using ESSA to Build a Birth-to-Third Grade Early Education Continuum


July 25, 2017
Danielle Ewen

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) is proud to partner with New America on this blog series highlighting early learning opportunities and challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Making ESSA Work in Early Childhood Classrooms for Dual Language Learners


July 18, 2017
Alexandra Figueras-Daniel, Ph.D.

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) is proud to partner with New America on this blog series highlighting early learning opportunities and challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Early Childhood Special Education and ESSA: A Great Opportunity for All


July 11, 2017
Donna Spiker, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debbie Cate & Sharon Walsh

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes ( CEELO ) is proud to partner with  New America  on this  blog series  highlighting early learning opportunities and challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The early childhood provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) enable districts to improve early learning for all children, including young children with disabilities. ESSA…

Tips for Building ECE into ESSA School Improvement Plans


June 27, 2017
Chad Aldeman

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes ( CEELO ) is proud to partner with  New America  on this blog series highlighting early learning opportunities and challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  State education agencies looking to improve long-term student outcomes, accelerate educational progress, and close achievement gaps cannot afford to start their efforts at third grade, when…

State ESSA Plans Detail Strategies to Invest in Early Childhood Workforce


June 20, 2017
Winona Hao

High-quality early learning requires a high-quality workforce with specialized knowledge and skills . To better support this under-resourced and complex workforce, state education agencies (SEAs) and state boards of education can use their policy levers to investigate and influence workforce quality in four areas: qualifications and licensure, preparation programs, professional development, and compensation. And they can leverage provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to advance changes…

Leading the Way: How States are Addressing Early Learning Under ESSA


June 13, 2017
Lori Connors-Tadros, Ph.D.

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes ( CEELO ) is proud to partner with New America on this blog series highlighting early learning opportunities and challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states the flexibility to invest in early learning to ensure that all children begin school on…