The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

A new study out of Duke University has found the benefits of early childhood education are significant and last up through the fifth grade, contradicting earlier studies that suggested the benefits of pre-k may fade. We talk to the study’s author, as well as other experts about the state of early childhood education in North Carolina

Guests Include:

Dr. Kenneth Dodge, William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, Founder, Center for Child and Family Policy.

Tracy Zimmerman, Executive Director, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

Cindy Watkins, President, NC Smart Start / North Carolina Partnership for Children

RESOURCES

EdLines

Betsy DeVos picked for Trump’s education secretary
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/23/politics/betsy-devos-picked-for-education-secretary/

Many Students ‘Stop Out’ of High School, Studies Find
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/11/22/many-students-stop-out-of-high-school.html

Education Secretary Calls for an End to Corporal Punishment in Schools
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/education-secretary-calls-end-corporal-punishment-schools-n687151

NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White dies of cancer
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article117227778.html

Interview Segments

A Lesson For Preschools: When It’s Done Right, The Benefits Last
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/17/502299963/a-lesson-for-preschools-when-its-done-right-the-benefits-last

FULL REPORT: Impact of North Carolina’s Early Childhood Programs and Policies on Educational Outcomes in Elementary School
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12645/full

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