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In this report we explore the extent to which 41 states, the District of Columbia, and three large cities support high-quality state-funded preschool education. The framework for our assessment of state capacity is provided by “15 essential elements” of high-quality pre-K. These can be categorized into three clusters: enabling environment, rigorous policies, and strong practices. We believe that our assessments of the extent to which each element is present in each state will be useful to policy makers, researchers, and others interested in understanding how much progress each state has made and what the opportunities and barriers may be for further progress. The ratings apply to policies as of June 30, 2016.

Prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on a media call regarding the relesae ofthe 2013 State Preschool Yearbook.

With this presentation, NIEER Senior Fellow Jim Squires discussed the implications of a birth-third grade framework to support and advance fully inclusive services across state and local education systems. 

Presentation by NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett at the Congressional Briefing on April 30, 2013 accompanying the release of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook in Washington, DC.

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