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Puzzling It Out: The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects - A Consensus Statement

April 17, 2017

Scientific research has established that if all children are to achieve their developmental potential, it is important to lay the foundation during the earliest years for lifelong health, learning, and positive behavior. A central question is how well our public pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs are doing to build this foundation.Forty-two states and the District of Columbia, through 57 pre-K programs, have introduced substantial innovations in their early education systems by developing the infrastructure, program sites, and workforce required to accommodate pre-K education. These programs now serve nearly 30 percent of the nation's 4-year-olds and 5 percent of 3-year-olds.

Will Parent Training Reduce Abuse, Enhance Development, and Save Money? Let's Find Out

September 16, 2009

Outlines a strategy for testing the feasibility of community-developed parent training initiatives to prevent child abuse and neglect. Calls for a federal grant program to test community-wide implementation of parent training programs in stages.

The Future of Children: Preventing Child Maltreatment

September 1, 2009

Compiles articles on preventing child abuse and neglect, including epidemiological perspectives; the roles of community responsibility, parent training, home-visiting programs, drug treatment, and the child protection system; and sexual abuse prevention.

Promoting Economic Mobility by Increasing Postsecondary Education

May 12, 2009

Explores policy options for expanding educational opportunities for low-income students to enhance upward economic mobility. Examines the effectiveness of student aid in promoting college completion and proposes a plan for better guidance and preparation.

Getting Ahead or Losing Ground: Economic Mobility in America

February 1, 2008

Combines earlier research to present a comprehensive analysis of relative mobility, absolute mobility, and changes in income inequality. Focuses on intergenerational mobility, immigrants, comparisons by gender and race, and the role of education.

Economic Mobility of Immigrants in the United States

July 25, 2007

Explores how immigrant economic mobility has changed over time, and to what extent immigrant economic mobility is similar to that of U.S. citizens.

Fighting Obesity in the Public Schools

April 1, 2006

Provides suggestions for addressing childhood obesity through changes in school-based policies and programs. Offers strategies for improving the nutritional content of foods served in schools and increasing physical activity among students.