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 ...

The inequality you can't change that lasts a lifetime

If you're a healthy white man, live in the city and come from a wealthy family chances are you'll be better off than someone with a different ethnicity, gender, or location. We found it's factors like these that explain at ...

Investing in our future: The evidence base on preschool education

The expansion of publicly-funded preschool education is currently the focus of a prominent debate. The research brief "Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education," authored by an interdisciplinary group ...

Outcomes for children in 'preschool for all' differ by class

A paper released today by the Brookings Institution finds that the outcomes for children participating in "preschool for all" programs are starkly different for children from poor- versus middle- and upper-income families. ...

In Cambodia, any preschool found better than none

We know that children who attend formal preschool programs in industrialized nations benefit in many ways. But what about the impact of similar programs in developing countries? A new longitudinal study carried out in Cambodia ...

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