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New America

New America (NA) is a community of innovative problem-solvers with expertise in research, reporting, and analysis. They experiment and innovate nationally and globally, and are dedicated to the renewal of American politics, prosperity, and purpose. The Early Education Initiative is part of the Education Policy Program, which works to advance policies and elevate dialogue to support high-quality learning environments for all children birth through third grade.

Alliance-Funded Support of State Advocacy

  • Produce resources (articles, podcasts, videos) on policies and strategies that support early elementary students (pre-k through 3rd grade) during and after the pandemic, including mental health supports, in-person learning strategies, use of technology for distance learning, and organize webinars and other events to disseminate promising ideas.

  • Through writing, TA activities, and collaboration with the Alliance network, promote state policies and innovations in early educator preparation that support educators, especially those from communities of color or low-income backgrounds, to attain higher credentials and degrees. Policy ideas are based on research funded by the Alliance in FY20.

  • Expanding on previous communications work on early care and education (ECE) financing and the early learning profession, help state advocates make the case for prioritizing and protecting public investments in early childhood education.