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Early Learning and ESSA Blog

Early Ed in ESSA: Helping Every Child Succeed

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.

This major federal education law provides both significant flexibility and opportunity to state and local education agencies. While early childhood education (ECE) has always been recognized by federal education law, ESSA “provides an open door for states to expand early learning opportunities.” (Unlocking ESSA’s Potential to Support Early Learning)

Here you can find blogs by early childhood education scholars and researchers exploring key issues raised by ESSA and its implementation, such as:

Our goal is to inform educators and policymakers, as well as spark conversations about how best to enable every child to succeed under ESSA. We recommend accessing our Early Learning and ESSA page to find relevant and timely resources. Please share your feedback and ideas.