Since its inception in 1965, Head Start has had modest success in supporting child development and helping prepare children for school. But is it meeting today’s needs? And should states be given more control over the federal program?
REUTERS/Jason Reed - U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on education for young children in Decatur, Georgia, February 14, 2013
Obama's Preschool Proposal is Not Based on Sound Research
July 24, 2013, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst and David J. Armor
Russ Whitehurst and David Armor warn that advocates of universal pre-K and Obama’s proposal for Preschool for All ground their policy preferences in findings from a selected group of research studies that are problematic. They examine the limitations of several recent studies that carry considerable weight in the policy debate.
Children and Families
Early Child Development
Opportunity and Well-being
May 29, 2013
August 26, 2011, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst
August 22, 2011
Report | The Brookings Institution, National Institute for Early Education Research
October 13, 2010, W. Steven Barnett and Ron Haskins
Expert Q & A | Ron Haskins
October 12, 2010, Ron Haskins
Opinion | The Washington Post
October 11, 2010, W. Steven Barnett and Ron Haskins
Article | Education Week
March 1, 2010, Jon Baron and Isabel V. Sawhill
Article | The Brookings Institution and First Focus
Winter 2008, Julia B. Isaacs
Paper | First Focus
September 2008, Julia B. Isaacs
September 2008, Julia B. Isaacs and Emily Roessel
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