Renewing Head Start’s Promise: Invest in What Works for Disadvantaged Preschoolers

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Head Start is America’s largest preschool program, and it’s the only one that focuses on the poorest children in the country. Some research has demonstrated both short- and long-term benefits to students who attend Head Start. However, other research indicates that Head Start is not as effective as other preschool programs. This paper byBellwether Education Partners explores Head Start’s background, some challenges it faces, and some recommendations for improvement.