12 Ideas for Early Education in the 112th Congress

As the 112th Congress gets to work, its members face an important opportunity to make lasting changes to public education. With the pending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also currently known as No Child Left Behind) lawmakers could enact significant improvements to strengthen early learning, as they also could in legislation related to the appropriation of funding at federal agencies.

In this brief, the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative proposes 12 policy ideas to improve access, quality, and alignment for children before kindergarten and through the early grades of elementary school.

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Lisa Guernsey is deputy director of the Education Policy program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America.