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New study: High-quality preschool for poor kids under 3 would eliminate achievement gap

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, January 20, 2014 – Talk about your cost-benefit analysis: A newly published study co-authored by a University of Minnesota labor economist predicts that providing full-time, high-quality preschool to impoverished children under the age of 3 could entirely eliminate the achievement gap. There’s more: The study [PDF], published in the Journal of Human Resources, also found […]

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Minnesota schools make progress on funding, learning

Star Tribune Editorial, November 10, 2013 – Minnesotans received two pieces of encouraging news on the education front last week. On Election Day, nearly 90 percent of the school districts that asked voters for additional money got it. And on Thursday, the state reported noteworthy student progress on a national achievement exam. Voters in 50 of 57 districts […]

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