Effective Systems

Focusing Title I Where It Matters


In this essay, Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Yale University, proposes that a better, research-based use of Title I funds would be to build on the benefits of quality Prekindergarten by focusing Title I funds on the early elementary grades.

He recommends that the Obama administration use the Chicago Child-Parent Centers as a guide for a new Title I program that would serve children from Kindergarten through Third Grade, building on effective PreK programs (PreK-3rd).

This essay also appears in the February 4, 2009 issue of Education Week.

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