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Head Start

By Sarah D. Sparks — August 19, 2014 1 min read

Head Start gives its largest academic and social boosts to young children in particular family contexts, says a study published this month in the online version of the journal Child Development.

Researchers analyzed data on nearly 2,500 3-year-olds in the federal Head Start Impact Study. They found that English-language learners of married, poor parents, and children of single parents with low education showed lasting benefits from Head Start, though other students saw more mixed results.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 20, 2014 edition of Education Week as Head Start

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