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From the ECS State Policy Database: P-3 Teaching Quality/Professional Development - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

State Teacher Evaluation Systems: Fifty-State Scan on Resources for Early Childhood Teachers - This analysis provides a view of how each state includes early childhood teachers in educator evaluation systems. Researchers found California, Nebraska, Montana, Texas and Vermont do not have a legislatively mandated state-wide teacher evaluation system. Nevada and Texas have delayed implementation to gain time to develop system capacity. (Michelle Horowitz and Lori Connors-Tadros, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO, May 2015)...

Georgia's Pre-K Professional Development Evaluation: Final Report - Evaluating two pre-K professional development models, researchers found Making the Most of Classroom Interactions (MMCI) was more effective than My Teaching Partner. MMCI also lent itself more to scaling up. However, improvements were small and instructional support remained in the low-to-middle range, and the conclusion was, advancements in early childhood professional development still are needed. (Diane M. Early and Kelly L. Maxwell, University of North Carolina Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Child Trends, December 2014)...

Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee: A Summary Report of the Early Learning Advisory Committee's Work and Recommendations to the Governor and Legislative Council - Indiana is one of the few states in the country with no state-supported preschool. In an effort to address the problem, an Early Learning Advisory Committee was formed in 2013 and this is the committee's first report. Among their findings: 67 percent of Indiana's children require care because their parents work and half of Hoosier families have incomes that make paying for care a significant burden. Even if they could afford it, capacity of high quality care is limited. (Amanda Lopez, Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, June 2014) ...

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