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The Heckman Equation

James Heckman, a Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor, describes the benefits of investing in early childhood education.

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Beyond Subprime Learning: Accelerating Progress in Early Education

New America
July 2014

Education policymakers must put more focus on teaching and learning in the early years and continue that work up through third grade, according to this report from the New America foundation’s Early Education Initiative.

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Building a Skilled Teacher Workforce: Shared and Divergent Challenges in Early Care and Education and in Grades K-12

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
September 2014

Report by Marcy Whitebook, Ph.D., a researcher focusing on issues of employment in settings for young children, the relationship between good jobs and the quality of services available to children and families, and appropriate and accessible professional preparation for teachers.

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Does it Work? What Research Says About Montessori and Student Outcomes

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

Links to a variety of research on Montessori’s advantages and effects on student outcomes.

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Neuroscience Improves Early Childhood Education Quality

The Huffington Post
November 17, 2014

Piece by Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families and Work Institute and author of “Mind in the Making.”

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Montessori Leaders Collaborative: Building Bridges

Trust for Learning
June 2014

This summative evaluation, prepared by Sheherazade Hirji, concludes that Trust for Learning’s modest investment in the Montessori Leaders Collaborative has produced extraordinary results.

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7 things every kid should master

The Boston Globe Magazine
February 26, 2015

“Why not test the things we value, and test them in a way that provides us with an accurate picture of what children really do, not what they can do under the most constrained circumstances after the most constrained test preparation?”

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