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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

December 12, 2017, 12:00 AM ET CLAUDIO SANCHEZ

In 2001, not long after Oklahoma had adopted one of the nation's first universal pre-K programs, researchers from Georgetown University began tracking kids who came out of the program in Tulsa, documenting their academic progress over time. 

In a new report published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management today, researchers were able to show that Tulsa's pre-K program has significant, positive effects on students' outcomes and well-being through middle school.

Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, 'The Most Important' Year In School

October 2, 2017, 7:56 AM ET CLAUDIO SANCHEZ

Suzanne Bouffard's new book, The Most Important Year, may be just what parents of preschoolers have been waiting for: a guide to what a quality pre-K program should look like.

Bouffard spent a lot of time in classrooms watching teachers do some really good things and some not-so-good things.