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Starting Earlier than Pre-K Provides More Benefits For Disadvantaged Kids - Ahead of the Heard
Earlier this week there were a flurry of news articles covering Nobel-prize winning economist James Heckman’s latest report, “The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.” The report presents compelling evidence that offering high-quality intensive early childhood education experiences to children living in poverty dramatically improves their long-term health, education and earnings. Some in the education community were surprised by the amount of press coverage the report received and interpreted …