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Early Child Development

REUTERS/Rick Wilking- Jack Robinett, 4-year-old student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool, enjoys a fruit kabob with his mother Molly at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden, Colorado May 10, 2012.

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Family support or school readiness? Contrasting models of public spending on children's early care and learning

April 28, 2016, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst

Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst finds that empirical comparisons of the impact on school achievement of boosting family income vs. providing free pre-K for four-year-olds suggest that supporting family income is a more cost effective expenditure.

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