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Ready for School Campaign Launches Ready for School Campaign Launches Tuesday, December 16, 2014 The Ready for School Leaders Panel and the Children’s Institute are poised to make a significant impact for Oregon’s youngest and most vulnerable children in the 2015 Legislative Session. Today we release Advancing Birth-to-Third Grade Success, our policy brief that makes the case for the critical investments and policy changes in 2015 that are strongly supported by research and support on-track health and development, kindergarten readiness, and third-grade...
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Oregon loses federal preschool grant bid; what’s next? Oregon loses federal preschool grant bid; what’s next? Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Oregon faced a significant loss for early education last week when it learned it was not one of the 18 states awarded a federal Race to the Top- Preschool Development Grant. The 18 successful state grantees will have the opportunity to expand preschool to 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families and serve as national models for high quality state preschool expansion. This grant opportunity would have meant $60 million over four years to fund high-quality...
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Children's Institute: 10 Years of Championing Early Education
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2013 MIYB Event: Keynote by Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond


 

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Governor Kitzhaber accepts the Alexander Award


 

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The Time Has Come - An introduction to Early Works


 

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Governor Kitzhaber addresses national audience in Washington DC


 

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Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: A New Beginning for American Education


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Urgency of Now

Building a better society means fostering human potential.

"A large and convincing body of research in psychology, economics and neuroscience points to the importance of the early years in producing successful outcomes for advantaged children and in accounting for the social pathologies found among disadvantaged children." ~ James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
 


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What's the 'Rate of Return' on social skills? - James Heckman
Economist James Heckman links "soft skills" such as perseverance, attention, motivation, and self-confidence to "success in society at large.

 


The Importance of Early Childhood Development: Harriet Meyer
Harriet Meyer testifies before a congressional committee on March 17, 2009. Meyer is president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and Co-chair of the Illinois Early Learning Council.

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This short, documentary-style video follows five children through a year in their high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom, showing what they learn along the way.

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NPR LogoJames Heckman speaks with NPR Radio: Early Education Makes All the Difference


Barack Obama talked with The Des Moines Register editorial board about his ideas to strengthen early childhood education on June 18, 2007.

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