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Please take a look these links to receive an overview of Leandro and the resources 
planned for Nash and Edgecombe counties to improve our whole education system, cradle to career.

Link from Zoom meeting discussing local impact:  The Leandro Plan: The Roadmap NC Needs to Ensure Equity in Public Education

Leandro Impact Analysis: County-Level Early Education Impact

How resolution of the Leandro v. State case will benefit your district

Link to watch the Leandro documentary from WRAL: https://youtu.be/ye5nf6vz_9w

Leandro v State of North Carolina

The long-term (8 year) plan for implementing the Leandro Consent Order was filed on Monday, March 15th. This plan outlines specific actions, including both policy changes and investments, that the state will make to ensure a sound basic education is provided to all our state’s children.

Next steps for early education include:

  • increasing compensation for early childhood teachers and supports to improve the early educator pipeline
  • scaling up funding for Smart Start to meet the full 25% of need that it was originally designed to address for children 0-5
  • expanding access to NCPre-K so more at risk 4-year-old children can participate, including full day, full year programing and transportation
  • expanding early learning opportunities for children 0-3, including early intervention services for at risk children
  • increasing funding for specialized support personnel and teaching assistants in K-3

Why is Leandro important for young children and their families? 

Advocacy Resources

The long-term (8 year) plan for implementing the Leandro Consent Order was filed on Monday, March 15th. This plan outlines specific actions, including both policy changes and investments, that the state will make to ensure a sound basic education is provided to all our state’s children.

Next steps for early education include:

  • increasing compensation for early childhood teachers and supports to improve the early educator pipeline
  • scaling up funding for Smart Start to meet the full 25% of need that it was originally designed to address for children 0-5
  • expanding access to NCPre-K so more at risk 4-year-old children can participate, including full day, full year programing and transportation
  • expanding early learning opportunities for children 0-3, including early intervention services for at risk children
  • increasing funding for specialized support personnel and teaching assistants in K-3
Why is Leandro important for young children and their families?

The Leandro case

The landmark Leandro ruling reaffirmed North Carolina’s constitutional duty to ensure all children have the opportunity to receive a sound basic education. … Identifying the resources necessary to ensure that all children, including those at-risk, have an equal opportunity to obtain a sound, basic education including high quality early education.  

Leandro Comprehensive Remedial Plan (2021-28) (link)

Appendix: Leandro Implementation Cost Tables (2021-28) (link)

Power Point Presentation
Early Child NC Overview
WestEd Executive Summary