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Head Start slashes likelihood of adult poverty

One of the United States' most successful anti-poverty measures starts very early in life: Head Start, a preschool program for disadvantaged kids, increased children's education and significantly reduced the likelihood of ...

Children trust 'clever' characters on television

Children are more likely to learn from educational television programming if two things occur: (1) If the children believe the character on the program is knowledgeable, and (2) they are reminded to think about what they ...

Tablet use can benefit bilingual preschoolers

Bilingual preschool children can use digital tablets as a special resource. They can listen to books in their language, use pedagogical applications, and communicate with children in other preschools using for example Skype—which ...

New study finds "Sesame Street" improves school readiness

New research, coauthored by University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney and Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine, finds that greater access to Sesame Street in the show's early days led to improved early educational ...

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