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Using Data-Driven Indicators to Improve Outcomes for Young Learners

Blog #17 – Using Data-Driven Indicators to Improve Outcomes for Young Learners by Rolf Grafwallner 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). In this week’s post, Rolf Grafwallner describes  indicator work CCSSO  and CEELO have done in partnership over the course of the last year. …Read More

Takeaways from New America and CEELO Blog Series on Early Learning and ESSA

Blog #16– Takeaways from New America and CEELO Blog Series on Early Learning and ESSA by Laura Bornfreund and Lori Connors-Tadros 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). In this week’s post, Laura Bornfruend and Lori Connors-Tadros reflect on learnings from this blog series. September …Read More

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

Blog #15– Leveraging Local Needs Assessments and Plan Development to Support Early Learning in ESSA by Donna Spiker, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debbie Cate, and 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). In this week’s post, M. Christine Dwyer and Kyle Snow explain how the needs assessments …Read More

Social and Emotional Learning Under ESSA

Blog #14– Social and Emotional Learning Under ESSA by 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). In this week’s post, Kafilat Oladiran examines how early social-emotional learning skills are critical for long-term school and life success. The goal of every school is to help students …Read More

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

Blog #13– Using ESSA to Build a Birth-to-Third Grade Early Education Continuum by Danielle Ewen, EducationCounsel 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). In this week’s post, Danielle Ewen explains how ESSA establishes new opportunities for building and supporting birth-to-third-grade systems at both state and local …Read More

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

Blog #11– Early Childhood Special Education and ESSA: A Great Opportunity for All by Donna Spiker, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debbie Cate, and 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). In this week’s post, Donna Spiker, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debbie Cate, and Sharon Walsh explain how …Read More

Making ESSA Work in Early Childhood Classrooms for Dual Language Learners

Blog #12– Making ESSA Work in Early Childhood Classrooms for Dual Language Learners by Alexandra Figueras-Daniel, National Institute for Early Education Research 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). In this week’s post, Alexandra Figueras-Daniel explains how states can use ESSA to enhance classroom instruction for the …Read More

Tips for Building ECE into ESSA School Improvement Plans

Blog #10– Tips for Building ECE into ESSA School Improvement Plans by Chad Aldeman, Principal at Bellwether Education Partners 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). In this week’s post, Chad Aldeman helps states think through ways to embed early learning in their ESSA state …Read More

States Detail Strategies to Invest in the Early Childhood Workforce in Their ESSA Plans

Blog #9– States Detail Strategies to Invest in the Early Childhood Workforce in Their ESSA Plans by Winona Hao, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) 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). High-quality early learning requires a high-quality workforce with specialized knowledge and …Read More

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

Blog #8– Leading the Way: How States Are Addressing Early Learning Under ESSA by Lori Connors-Tadros, Senior Project Director, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Rutgers University 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). In this week’s …Read More