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High-Quality Outcomes Endure

New video from Dr. James Heckman addresses claims that the benefits children gain from high-quality early education diminish over time. 

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May 26, 2016  |  Posted in General

Quality Early Childhood Education Impacts High School Graduation Rates

Thousands of Nebraska high school seniors will graduate in the next couple of weeks and celebrate the milestone with family and friends. Graduating high school is a significant achievement that impacts the well-being of our state. Read More

May 22, 2014  |  Posted in General

Health Benefits of Early Childhood Education Seen 30 Years Later

Quality early childhood education leads to healthy lifestyle choices that help prevent chronic disease, says Nobel prize-winning economist James Heckman. Professor Heckman released new longitudinal findings of adults who participated in the Abecedarian study as children, and says they show that quality early education have long-lasting health benefits that could lead to reduced health care spending. Read More

May 02, 2014  |  Posted in Research

Increased Graduation Rates Could Generate $1.3 Billion for Nebraskans

Converting one year’s worth of high school dropouts in Nebraska into high graduates would create an additional $1.3 billion in lifetime earnings for those students, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. James Heckman. Read More

March 20, 2014  |  Posted in General