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An equitable return to prekindergarten requires engaging children and families who did not enroll this fall.
Schools will need robust funding to invest in initiatives that mitigate learning loss in the 2021–22 school year.
The current system has gotten increasingly generous for doctors and lawyers with $200,000 in debt while continuing to fail struggling borrowers.
Federal dollars make up a small share of K–12 education funding, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has likely exacerbated existing inequities in student achievement. An influx of federal dollars could help.
Kindergarten students practice social distance walking through the library at Lupine Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, CA
Together, current data, rigorous methods, and targeted resources can get American early education back on track.
Forgiving federal loans made to parents who have no chance of being able to repay them would relieve pressure on thousands of low-income households.
What would it take to scale up the apprenticeship system without sacrificing quality?
Expanding Pell grants is a promising route to preparing more low-income workers for remunerative and satisfying careers.
Apprenticeships in tech provide paid employment, training, mentorship, progressive wages, and other supports.
Advancing racial equity in the early child care and education workforce would require systemic change and buy-in from stakeholders at every level of government and our society.

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