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August 14, 2017

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News

Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future chance of success in life, say researchers. Cognitive tests could identify children at the age of three who would go on to become criminals, dependent on welfare or chronically ill. 

August 14, 2017

by Kenneth A. Dodge, Yu Bai, Helen F. Ladd, and Clara G. Muschkin (Duke University)
Child Development, 2016

August 14, 2017

Volume 26 Number 2 Fall 2016 of the journal of The Future of Children is now available to read online.

August 14, 2017

The October 2016 Parent Aware report has been released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

August 14, 2017

Rob Grunewald, Economist, Community Development Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Cascade: No. 93, Fall 2016

August 14, 2017

The Minnesota Legislature authorized an innovative social impact financing pilot in 2011 to issue state bonds for pay for performance based contracts to expand effective social services.  A report released today by Nonprofits Assistance Fund examines why, while pay for success initiatives have moved forward in other states, Minnesota has been unable to issue the appropriation bonds authorized i

August 14, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our findings on the benefits of full-day preschool in the Child-Parent Centers is in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Within CPCs that offered full and part day preschool in Chicago, students in full-day were more likely to be ready for Kindergarten. The results are reaching local and national news sources as well.

August 14, 2017

The City of Chicago’s approval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to increase enrollment in the ChildParent Centers (CPC) by 2,600 preschool students is a watershed for social impact bond (SIB) financing. Not only is the SIB the largest in private investment ($16.9 million over 4 years), but it is the first for a proven model of school reform.

August 14, 2017

Chair Janet L. Yellen speaks at the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. Read her speech here.

August 14, 2017

Read Art Rolnick's article on the Twin Cities Daily Planet website.

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