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Swati Adarkar and Sue Hildick on Oregon's SB182

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Senate Bill 182 would help early educators across the state access professional learning to increase the quality of early education. The bill would also allow K-12 schools to coordinate more with local preschools to ensure high-quality and seamless education in the state. In this podcast, Children's Institute President Swati Adarkar and Chalkboard Project President Sue Hildick discuss Senate Bill 182, what it would do for early childhood education, and other opportunities for improving education with a focus on systemic change. 

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Supt. Tim Sweeney on early learning in Coquille

Mr Martin and the Little ScientistsCoquille School District Tim Sweeney is the guest for this edition of the Early Link podcast. Sweeney tells the story of the high school junior who led him to start early learning in his district and the increasing demand for high-quality early education on Oregon’s south coast.
 

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Unpacking 13 Percent ROI on Early Investments

IMG 1884 resizedInvestments in early childhood that focus on children age 0-5 can yield a 13 percent return. Talking with Marina Merrill, Children's Institute's senior research and policy advisor, we examine the results of a recent paper from James Heckman called The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program. Heckman, professor of economics at the University of Chicago and Nobel Prize winner, looks at two programs in North Carolina that began in the 1970s and details positive outcomes in education, health, social behaviors, and employment.  

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