Next America: Early Childhood

Raising the most diverse generation of Americans ever

Next America: Early Childhood is a project of The Atlantic, supported by grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation. (More)

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Why Doesn't Public School Start at Birth?

The economist James Heckman argues in a new paper that early-childhood education should commence at the very beginning of life.