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/Shannon Stapleton - Children play in the water spraying from a fire hydrant in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., July 6, 2016.
Report | Evidence Speaks
Federal Preschool Development Grants: Evaluation needed
July 14, 2016, Dale C. Farran
Elementary school-based preschool programs should be seriously evaluated so that we know whether or not they are effective in the long run.
Children and Families
Early Child Development
July 24, 2013, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst and David J. Armor
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
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Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Director, The Hamilton Project
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
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