How to create long-term change with Race to the Top early learning grants
One of the keys to the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge’s long-term success will be leverage. How will states and the federal government leverage a relatively small amount of money, $500 million, to support systemic changes in early education across the country?
On Friday, the First Five Years Fund and BUILD took a step to help by announcing the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, which will offer states technical assistance with RTTT applications and help develop strategies to support long-term funding and policies.
Technical assistance appears to be a big need, and the consortium will create webinars for states on core topics, such as school readiness, and provide individualized aid, such as expert feedback on application drafts, according to Kathy Glazer, state services director at BUILD.