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Objects in Mirror: November 2, 2009 Archive

Examining the impact of preschool

Posted at 6:05 AM on November 2, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

The program description from Early Lessons caught my eye:

The Perry Preschool Project is one of the most famous education experiments of the last 50 years. The study asked a question: Can preschool boost the IQ scores of poor African-American children and prevent them from failing in school? The surprising results are now challenging widely-held notions about what helps people succeed - in school, and in life.

Did it work? What value have you - or your children - gained from preschool? Join our online discussion to share your opinion or experiences.

* Explore the Early Lessons documentary from American RadioWorks : Download the radio program, listen online, or read the transcript.
* MPR NewsQ Commentary: If white kids were on the other side of the achievement gap, by Daniel Jett
* The Education Achievement Gap Idea Generator, hosted by MPR's Public Insight Journalism team

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