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Comprehensive Research Review Finds Lasting Effects of Quality Early Childhood Education through High School
Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs before entering kindergarten later experience fewer special education placements, decreased grade retention, and improved high school graduation rates compared with peers who do not participate, according to new research published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of AERA.

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Early Education Is a Game Changer: New Report Shows That Reaching Infants and Toddlers Reduces Special Education Placement, Leads to Soaring Graduation Rates
The 74, November 16, 2017

Research analysis shows long-term benefits of center-based pre-K programs
Education DIVE, November 16, 2017

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Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum Discusses What He Looks for When Reporting on Education Research
November 2017

Matt Barnum is Chalkbeat’s national reporter, covering education policy, politics, and research. Previously he was a staff writer at The 74 and a middle school language arts teacher in Colorado.
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Linking the Timing of Career and Technical Education Coursetaking With High School Dropout and College-Going Behavior
American Educational Research Journal

In this study, the authors investigate the impact of CTE courses on high school dropout and on-time graduation.
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2017 AERA Annual Meeting in the News

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