Best Practices in Early Learning from Other States

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This webinar is the first in a series of four webinars that will offer the Fellows an exchange of ideas and solutions related to early learning and provide Fellows with practical policy information they can use in their states.  During this webinar, Fellows will hear from three states that have worked to improve early learning or kindergarten readiness results and that have recently won Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grants.  

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  • Steffanie Clothier, NCSL
  • Julie Poppe, NCSL


  • Representative Ruth Kagi, Washington | Presentation
  • Senator Peggy Lehner, Senate Education chair and Ohio Children's Caucus co-chair
  • Stephanie Siddens, director, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness Ohio Department of Education | Presentation
  • Rolf Grafwallner, assistant state superintendent, Division of Early Childhood Development, Maryland State Department of Education | Presentation

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