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Why States Need a Strategy on K-2 Literacy and Math Assessment

New America’s Early & Elementary Education team looked at whether states had implemented a state-level approach to assessment by either issuing requirements or providing recommendations for K-2 reading and math assessment.

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Putting Children First: #JusticeforFlint

Last week, both the Democratic and Republican parties held debates in Michigan and to varying degrees addressed the lead poisoning crisis in Flint. Many of the candidates commented about the…

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Expanding Access to High-Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

Earlier this month, Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY), and Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced the Child Care Access to Resources for Early-learning Act (Child C.A.R.E. Act) to provide more dedicated child care funding for infants and toddlers and improve the quality of programs serving children under the age of four.