Hansen: The jury is in — and study after study backs early childhood education

From the Omaha World Herald:

Does early childhood education really work? Or is the jury still out?

So I spent a week reading studies, including studies that summarize more than a half-century of research into the effectiveness of early childhood education.

I interviewed two of this state's leading experts, one woman who has studied education for more than three decades, and another woman at the center of an Omaha effort to measure what works and what doesn't. I consulted the writings of nationally known educators, sociologists and economists, both left-leaning and right-leaning. 

And as it turns out, the jury is very much in.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209534/1685#hansen-the-jury-is-in-and-study-after-study-backs-early-childhood-education

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