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Relationships Matter: How States Can Include Teacher-Child Interactions in ECE and ESSA Plans

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). This post is adapted from a forthcoming CEELO/CCSSO toolkit on early learning and school improvement under ESSA. Relationships and interactions between teachers and students make a big difference in the classroom. Teacher-child interactions form the cornerstone of children’s …Read More

School Improvement Starts Before School: Under ESSA, States Can Start Re-Orienting Districts Towards the Early Years

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). Blog #6: School Improvement Starts Before School: Under ESSA, States Can Start Re-orienting Districts Towards the Early Years by Elliot Regenstein, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, Maia Connors, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Research & Policy Initiatives, and  …Read More

Using ESSA to Tackle Chronic Absence from Pre-K to K-12

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). by  Hedy Nai-Lin Chang, Executive Director, Jane Sundius, Senior Fellow  Louise Wiener, Senior Fellow, Attendance Works.   As states work to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), one of the most positive developments is the …Read More

Concerning English Learner Policy Trends in States’ New School Accountability Systems

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). This post originally appeared May 11,2017 on the New America site. Regular readers know that New America’s Dual Language Learners National Work Group has been keeping a close eye on the genesis, passage, and early implementation of the Every Student …Read More

All in the Family: Supporting Students through Family Engagement in ESSA

Blog #3– All in the Family: Supporting Students through Family Engagement in ESSA By Melissa Dahlin, M.A. 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) strives to reduce academic achievement gaps for children. Research shows family engagement is essential …Read More

Looking Before They Leap: How ESSA Can Help Students Transition

Blog #2– Looking Before They Leap: How ESSA Can Help Students Transition By Michelle Horowitz, B.A. 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 leap from pre-K to kindergarten can be both exciting and stressful, as children face new classrooms, new classmates, new rules, and …Read More

What’s the Right Thing to Do for Every Child to Succeed?

Blog #1– What’s the Right Thing to Do for Every Child to Succeed? By Lori Connors-Tadros, Ph.D and Laura Bornfreund 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 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides both significant flexibility and opportunity to state and local education agencies …Read More