New America Assesses How ESSA Presents New Opportunities for Pre-K Principals

New America Assesses How ESSA Presents New Opportunities for Pre-K Principals

July 11, 2017

Abbie Lieberman, a policy analyst at New America, authored an opinion piece on how ESSA presents states with the opportunity to focus on pre-K principals who are “often overlooked.” Under ESSA, Title II funds can be used to “offer ongoing professional learning opportunities in early education to reach the thousands of principals already in the field.” According to Lieberman, “research shows that investing in high-quality pre-K and the early grades can change children’s education trajectories,” so it’s “important that educators get these years right.”