Sharpening the Focus: State Policy to Promote Effective Teaching that Improves Learning

The BUILD Initiative and the Center for Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) worked together with state leaders and national experts to strengthen policy that promotes effective early childhood teaching, birth through 3rd grade. A result of this ongoing collaboration is this paper "Sharpening the Focus," which encourages state policymakers and their partners to critically review professional development and accountability policies, offers guidance on policy implementation, and makes recommendations for the "powerful and few" core state policies that can improve teaching and learning for all young children.


Included here is the accompanying policy brief, resource list and discussion guide.