Parents, mayors, governors, and President Obama are all talking about the importance of high-quality preschool programs and about how they can help children become proficient third grade readers.
But with all this energy and action, it can be easy to lose sight of how, specifically, policymakers can have a positive impact in these areas.
That’s why the Education Commission of the States has put together a guide for policymaker’s, an A to Z primer on early education called “Initiatives from Preschool to Third Grade.”
It’s a “reference guide for policymakers and their staffs on the most commonly requested topics from preschool to third grade,” according to the guide’s executive summary.
The guide says, “the primary programs and strategies policymakers have inquired about include: (more…)