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New Federal Effort is a Huge Step Forward for Early Education

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Sharon Lynn Kagan

Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy; Co-director, National Center for Children and Families.

By Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy; Co-director, National Center for Children and Families.

The $500 million, Race to the Top -Early Learning Challenge represents a "bold, significant, innovative effort" to support the development of an early-learning system for children from birth to age five, writes Kagan, the Virginia and Leonard Marx professor of early childhood and family policy at Teachers College and co-director of the National Center for Children and Families, in an opinion piece in Education Week.

LINK:  Moving the Agenda on the Early Learning Challenge, or download the article.

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