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Expanding Preschool Access for Disadvantaged Children

June 19, 2014, Elizabeth U. Cascio and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Elizabeth U. Cascio and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach propose a framework calling for the establishment of and expanded access to high-quality preschool programs to reduce the income-based gap in school readiness and improve school outcomes for disadvantaged children. This proposal is chapter one of The Hamilton Project’s Policies to Address Poverty in America, and a segment in Promoting Early Childhood Development.

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