Head Start's Lasting Benefits

@article{Barnett2005HeadSL,
  title={Head Start's Lasting Benefits},
  author={W. Barnett and Jason T. Hustedt},
  journal={Infants & Young Children},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={16–24}
}
The benefits of Head Start are under increased scrutiny as Congress debates its reauthorization. How effective is Head Start, and how can it be improved? We provide a current overview and critical evaluation of Head Start research and discuss implications of this research with an eye toward informing debate. There has been a good deal of controversy over whether Head Start produces lasting benefits, dating back to its early years. Our review finds mixed, but generally positive, evidence… Expand
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