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Head Start Program Performance Standards: Quality Component Overview

October 28, 2016

For over fifty years, families across America have relied on Head Start programs to provide children the skills they need to be ready for school and families the assistance they …

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Pay for Success Emerges as New Financing Mechanism to Support Continued Early Learning Investment

June 22, 2016

Pay for Success (PFS) is a financing mechanism that leverages community-based solutions to public sector interests with private investment. Though public investment in early childhood education has undoubtedly increased, the …

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What Early Learning in ESSA Can Look Like for States and Districts

May 23, 2016

FFYF has developed this resource to serve as a helpful tool for states writing innovative ESSA early learning plans.  In late 2015, Congress approved and President Obama signed the bipartisan …

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Analysis: Early Learning Provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act

February 4, 2016

In December 2015, Congress approved, and President Obama signed, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, P.L. 114-95) to replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This latest update …

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Comparing the Three Iterations of the Nation’s Biggest Education Law – ESSA

February 4, 2016

These tables map the major early learning provisions included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, S.1177, P.L. 114-95) and compares them to the No Child Left Behind Act, and …

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