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Why the Head Start Headlines Are Wrong

(45) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 5:53 PM

If you take a bath on Friday, and get dirty on Saturday, this means the bath was ineffective. The preceding, clearly flawed, logic sums up the misguided hysteria over a recent HHS report showing that the positive effects of Head Start fade out by third grade. The early...

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Killing Kindergarten

(214) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 1:31 PM

I want you to know it took a lot of self-discipline not to title this post "Killing Kindergarteners." In addition to being an early education researcher, I am also a mother of a 5-year-old currently in kindergarten, so I can tell you that is pretty much the way it feels....

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Four Myths of Education Reform Nobody Is Talking About

(46) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 11:37 AM

Back when I was a graduate student, I would have been kicked out of my program for playing fast and loose with words and data the way that so many in the education reform debates do. These falsehoods are debasing what should be meaningful conversations about helping kids, teachers, and...

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