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Feds give guidance for how new education law can support early learning

Ed Source – Jeremy Hay

“Early education advocates in California are welcoming the guidance issued this week by the U.S. Department of Education on how the Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in December can be used to support early education. The law represents the long-delayed reauthorization of the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly referred to as the No Child Left Behind law. Early education has a far more prominent place in the new law than in its predecessors, as noted by the authors of the 37-page document. “The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been transformed from a K–12 education law to one which envisions a preschool through 12th grade (P–12) continuum of learning,” the 37 page document notes.”(more)

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