Beyond Subprime Learning: Accelerating Progress in Early Education

Beyond SubprimeBe sure not to miss this important policy brief from the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation: Beyond Subprime Learning: Accelerating Progress in Early Education.

The report presents a vision for early education (on page 3) and 8 overarching actions for realizing that vision:

  1. Bridge the Continuum: Streamline Systems Across the Birth-through-Third-Grade Years
  2. Upgrade Educators: Professionalize and Improve the Early Education Workforce
  3. Emphasize Families: Develop Dual-Generation Strategies for Children’s Success
  4. Intentionally Support Dual-Language Learners: Embrace Children’s Languages as Assets
  5. Rethink Standards and Assessment: Coordinate Teaching and Learning for Young Children
  6. Strengthen and Improve Accountability Systems: Promote Children’s Learning and Development
  7. Collect and Use Data Responsibly: Inform Educators and Policymakers
  8. Bring Research Closer to Policy and Practice: Use Implementation Science and Openness

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