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PEATC Press Release

New U.S. Department of Education Guidance released
Nov 07, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act

On October 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education released a non-regulatory guidance on supporting early learning programs through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

In this guidance, it discusses the importance and value of a high quality preschool program. This guidance is intended to remind state and local decision-makers about the importance of investing in early learning, highlight the opportunities available under the new law to strengthen early education, and provide examples of how states and local communities can support young children’s success in school in collaboration and coordination.

PEATC has an easy-to-understand factsheet on this guidance, which is located at on the PEATC website.

A copy of this guidance can be found at the following link:


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