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Carson, Jessica A. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
Policy makers and advocates nationwide recognize that funding for early childhood education is a crucial investment in the future. Critical foundational development occurs before age 5, and research consistently shows that high-quality early education for children leads to higher future educational attainment and lower likelihood of crime, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Carson, Jessica A. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2015
This brief uses data from the 2013 Current Population Survey's Food Security Supplement to document levels of participation in two of the largest programs authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010--the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program--by region and place type (rural, suburban, and city), to identify…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Participation, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs