early-childhood-education

Ignore Anthony Weiner. Here’s what matters in the NYC mayor’s race

Usually it's worth tuning out when New Yorkers talk about New York stuff as though it's the only place on earth. But this year's mayor's race could really matter.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 14, 2013
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France has 100 percent of its 3 year olds in pre-K. We have 51 percent.

Sweden enrolls 100 percent of 3-year-olds in preschool. We enroll 51 percent.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 2, 2013
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Why has American child care failed? A conversation with Jonathan Cohn.

We talk with The New Republic reporter on his searing expose of the American child-care system.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 16, 2013
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James Heckman: In early childhood education, ‘Quality really matters.’

The Nobel prize-winning economist on the research behind pre-K proposals like today's by President Obama.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 14, 2013
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READ: Obama’s pre-K plan

The full details of Obama's push to expand early education are out — and they're ambitious. Read them here.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 14, 2013
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Hey Congress: Pre-K is a better investment than the stock market

Two major randomized studies have been conducted to estimate the effects of early childhood education. They both find huge benefits.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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Study: Parents expend more resources on healthier kids

High-quality preschools and quality kindergarten have been shown to have large effects on income years into the future. But a new study suggests that those benefits may be concentrated in those kids who are already healthy, and who may also be getting a boost from parental favoritism.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 2, 2012
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The Chicago Teachers Union has a plan to fix the city’s schools. But it’s pricey.

The Chicago Teachers union has laid out in detail what it wants to do to fix schools. It'll cost over $700 million.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 13, 2012
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