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The US Department of Education has issued a report highlighting the stark contrast between the value early childhood education offers to the nation’s children, and the relatively low wages early childhood educators receive for their work, which can make attracting and retaining high quality teachers a challenge.

While there may be three Rs in education, policymakers looking to create more high-paying jobs in their states are looking at the two Es—education and economic development. Patrice Cromwell, director of strategic initiatives for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, said education and economic development are a natural fit.