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Economic Growth
Education Writers Association National Seminar Presentation
Apr 29, 2015
    Last week at the Education Writers Association’s 68th National Seminar in Chicago, Professor Heckman outlined a path forward for boosting .
Category  Economic Growth
The Early Learning Water Cooler Conference
Mar 24, 2015
On March 23, Professor Heckman gave the keynote address at the 7th Annual Early Learning Water Cooler Conference in Sacramento. The event, hosted by the Advancement Project.
Category  Economic Growth
Professor Heckman on the State of the Union Address
Jan 28, 2014
Professor Heckman issued the following statement in response to the State of the Union address on January 28, 2014.   “It’s heartening to see .
Category  Economic Growth
Professor Heckman Applauds Early Childhood Education Bill Introduction
Nov 12, 2013
Professor Heckman issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of the bipartisan Strong Start for America's Children Act.   .
Category  Economic Growth
Are We Crazy About Our Kids?
Jul 08, 2013
Watch Professor Heckman in Are We Crazy About Our Kids?, a pre-release from the forthcoming documentary series produced by California Newsreel, The Raising of America, whic.
Category  Economic Growth
Professor Heckman on the President's Plan
Mar 20, 2013
“Holy smokes!” That was Professor Heckman’s initial reaction when Dylan Matthews of The Washington Post asked him to comment on President Obama’s pr.
Category  Economic Growth
Lasting Economic and Social Benefits
Feb 25, 2013
This article first appeared in The New York Times on February 25, 2013.    President Obama’s early childhood plan makes great sense. Properly implem.
Category  Economic Growth
Professor Heckman on The Diane Rehm Show
Feb 18, 2013
On February 18, Professor Heckman joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the President's early childhood plan. Liste.
Category  Economic Growth
READ: Obama’s pre-K plan
Feb 14, 2013
The Heckman Equation's inaugural blog post, Professor Heckman on the President's Plan, referenced the following article by reporter Dylan Matthews.   P.
Category  Economic Growth
Investing in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children from birth through age 5 will help prevent achievement deficits and produce better education, health, social and economic outcomes. Such investments will reduce the need for costly remediation and social spending while increasing the value, productivity and earning potential of individuals. In fact, every dollar invested in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children produces a 7 percent to 10 percent return, per child, per year.
- Professor James Heckman
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