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

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…

What Works for Summer Learning?

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…

Early Learning is Part of a “Sound Basic Education”

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…

NC Chamber of Commerce Highlights Early Learning

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…

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

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…