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  • PreK Takes Center Stage in NC Twitter Chat

    August 26, 2017

    Posted in News

    [View the story “#PreKinNC Twitter Chat” on Storify]

  • New Resource – Pathways Measures of Success: What Do We Know?

    August 25, 2017

    Posted in News

    We are excited to share a new resource from the Pathways to Grade Level Reading Initiative—a comprehensive listing of what data is and is not available for each of the Pathways Measures of Success and Influencer Measures. Anyone who has worked with data knows that North Carolina—like every state—has some areas where data collection is… Read more »

  • Chatham, Durham and Rowan Communities Join NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

    August 24, 2017

    Posted in News, Press Release

    Raleigh, NC (August 15, 2017) –Three North Carolina communities are taking on one of the most significant crises facing the state – the majority of our young children are not proficient in reading. Chatham, Durham and Rowan counties are joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) with more than 300 communities across the nation to… Read more »

  • What Works for Summer Learning?

    August 23, 2017

    Posted in News

    Before summer draws to a close, NCECF is excited to feature What Works for Third Grade Reading: Summer Learning. The resource is one of 12 new working papers that offer research-based policy, practice and program options to states and communities working to improve third grade reading proficiency. The new brief considers why Summer Learning matters… Read more »

  • Webinar – Is there Consensus on Pre-K in North Carolina? Register Now!

    August 22, 2017

    Posted in News

    Is there Consensus on Pre-K in North Carolina? September 11, 2017 11:30am – 12:30 pm Register now! Is there agreement on the benefits of high quality prekindergarten? What’s the current state of scientific knowledge on the effects of prekindergarten? What does the research show are the outcomes for NC Pre-K? How does pre-k fit into… Read more »

  • What Works for Third Grade Reading; New Resource Outlines Research-Based Policies, Practices and Programs

    August 14, 2017

    Posted in News

    A groundbreaking new resource offers research-based policy, practice and program options to states and communities working to improve third grade reading proficiency. What Works for Third Grade Reading is a collection of 12 working papers that address whole-child, birth-to-age-eight factors that support children’s optimal development and improve reading proficiency. The working papers are a resource… Read more »

  • Early Learning is Part of a “Sound Basic Education”

    August 13, 2017

    Posted in News

    As North Carolina takes steps to improve educational equity, we should be intentional about a focus on early learning. Twenty years after the NC Supreme Court first ruled in Leandro v. State that the state constitution guarantees every child “an opportunity to receive a sound, basic education,” and a few months after Judge Howard Manning… Read more »

  • NC Chamber of Commerce Highlights Early Learning

    August 10, 2017

    Posted in News

    The NC Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s Conference on Education today. The event brings together educators and business leaders to share ideas and collaborate on the roles each can play in ensuring the state’s students are college and career ready for the jobs of tomorrow. Early learning was featured throughout the morning and in an… Read more »

  • NC’s Updated ESSA Plan Reflects Comments from Early Learning Community

    August 7, 2017

    Posted in News

    North Carolina’s newly released plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) once again recognizes birth-to-eight alignment as a strategy to meet North Carolina’s education goals. Released on July 28th by the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the revised plan reflects many of the comments submitted by the early childhood community, including the North… Read more »

  • Governors Tell Congress Early Childhood Top Priority

    July 14, 2017

    Posted in News

    The nation’s governors tell Congress that early childhood education is just as important to them as health care, tax reform and infrastructure. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the governors write: “On behalf of the nation’s governors, we write… Read more »

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