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Policy Briefs

Policy Brief – Investing in Head Start Teachers


September 1, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalWorkforce

What will it cost to give Head Start the tools it needs to succeed? This brief includes information on the qualifications and compensation of Head Start teachers and discusses the issues surrounding the push towards raising both.

Policy Brief – High Quality Preschool: Why We Need It and What It Looks Like


November 1, 2002 Governance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce

Research has shown that 3- and 4-year-olds, especially those who are at risk for school failure, when placed in high-quality preschool programs are more successful in their future academic and social development. This policy brief calls for the improvement of early education and care in our nation by focusing on what is critical for the child, family, teacher, curriculum, and classroom.