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    The First Eight Years: giving kids a foundation for lifetime success

    1/1/13 - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

    As a nation, we do not invest enough in our children’s early years. In fact, federal spending on children is lowest when they are young, even though most brain development occurs during this period.

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    The McKnight Foundation Education and Learning Program PreK–Third Grade Literacy and Alignment Formative Evaluation Findings

    10/1/13 - Golan, S.; Wechsler, M.; Cassidy, L.; Chen, W.

    The goals of The McKnight Foundation’s Education and Learning (E&L) Program are “to increase the percentage of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade and to increase access to high quality learning beyond the classroom so that all Minnesota’s youth thrive.”

  • What to Look for in a High Quality Preschool

    1/17/14

    The federal government is ramping up its efforts to make preschool available to more children. Members of Congress, for example, have introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act to fund early education for 4-year-olds. While increasing access is an important first step, researchers also emphasize the importance of quality. Early childhood education experts at the American Institutes for Research talk about what questions everyone—from parents to policymakers—should ask when...

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