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Early childhood is a key time in any student’s development. The NWCC provides technical assistance to build Northwest states’ capacity to implement comprehensive and aligned early learning systems in order to increase the number of children from birth through third grade who are prepared to succeed in school.
The following resources related to this priority area have been compiled by NWCC staff.
Governor’s Role in Aligning Early Education and K–12 Reforms: Challenges, Opportunities, and Benefits for Children
The National Governors Association released a white paper outlining the case for governors to take a more active role in bringing early-childhood education and K–12 closer together to plan policy and adopt practice.
The Link Between Teacher Quality and Student Outcomes
Many reports, studies, and research articles published in recent years suggest that teacher quality matters a great deal in terms of student learning. This research synthesis explores the evidence for this relationship in an effort to help identify which teacher qualifications and characteristics should be prioritized in educating and hiring those teachers who are most likely to have a positive impact on student learning.