- What does the evidence show on preschool?
- Early childhood education is a good we know how to do
- Why early childhood education now?
- Early childhood education is a continuation of an American tradition of promoting economic growth through education
- Increasing quality in preschool through accountability and mentoring
Monthly Archives: September 2011
A just-released paper, by Chloe Gibbs, Jens Ludwig, and Douglas Miller, provides a somewhat different analysis of recent research on Head Start, and its implications for policy. (Unfortunately, for many potentially interested readers, the paper is probably not available for … Continue reading
One argument you sometimes hear against early childhood programs is that these programs won’t work unless we have good K-12 systems. Therefore, the argument goes, early childhood programs shouldn’t be vigorously pursued unless we can simultaneously pursue K-12 school reforms. … Continue reading
Why the goal of local economic development should be higher earnings per capita, not job growth, and why it matters
Developing good local economic development policies depends in part on having the right goals. Many economic developers and policymakers see economic development as being about increasing local job growth. But increasing local job growth is not a sound goal for … Continue reading
In some of my recent presentations, I have been using a slide that shows how preschool’s effects, even when they fade in test score effects as students progress in K-12, can re-emerge even stronger in effects on adult outcomes. (For … Continue reading
Paul Tough, who wrote the wonderful book “Whatever It Takes” about Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone, has a good article in the September 18 New York Times magazine. The article looks at how both a top private school … Continue reading
In understanding the connection between early childhood education and local economic development, I think that people intuitively get how early childhood programs can lead to a “better path” of skills acquisition. People intuitively understand from their own experiences, and those … Continue reading
There have been some blog posts about making sure that early childhood programs are included in any new jobs legislation. It is therefore important that the just-released (on September 12) text of the “American Jobs Act” proposed by President Obama … Continue reading