Publications

Recent Publications

The Oklahoma Project Publications

Hill, C. J., Gormley, W. T., & Adelstein, S. (2015). Do the short-term effects of a high-quality preschool program persist? Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 32, 60-79.

Timothy Bartik, William Gormley and Shirley Adelstein. "Earnings benefits of Tulsa's pre-K progrma for different income groups," Economics of Education Review 31 (2012), pp. 1143-1161

Phillips, D. A., & Meloy, M. E. (2012). High-quality school-based Pre-K can boost early learning for children with special needs. Exceptional Children, 78(4), 471-490.

William Gormley, Deborah Phillips, Katie Newmark, Kate Welti, and Shirley Adelstein, "Social-Emotional Effects of Early Childhood Education Programs in Tulsa," Child Development 82 (November/December, 2011), pp. 2095-2109

William Gormley, Deborah Phillips, Shirley Adelstein, and Catherine Shaw, "Head Start's Comparative Advantage: Myth or Reality?" Policy Studies Journal, August 2010, pp. 397-418.

William Gormley, "Small Miracles in Tulsa: The Effects of Universal Pre-K on Cognitive Development." In Arthur Reynolds et al., eds., Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 188-98.

Deborah Phillips, William Gormley, and Amy Lowenstein, "Inside the Pre-Kindergarten Door: Classroom Climate and Instructional Time Allocation in Tulsa's Pre-K Program," Early Childhood Research Quarterly 24 (2009), pp. 213-228.

William Gormley, "The Effects of Oklahoma's Pre-K Program on Hispanic Students," Social Science Quarterly (December 2008), pp. 916-36.

William Gormley, Jr., Deborah Phillips, and Ted Gayer, "Preschool Programs Can Boost School Readiness," Science 320 (June 27, 2008), pp.1723-24
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William Gormley, Jr., Ted Gayer, Deborah Phillips, and Brittany Dawson, "The Effects of Universal Pre-K on Cognitive Development," Developmental Psychology (November 2005), pp. 872-884

William Gormley, Jr., and Ted Gayer, "Promoting School Readiness in Oklahoma: an Evaluation of Tulsa's Pre-K Program," Journal of Human Resources (Summer 2005), pp. 533-558

William Gormley, Jr., and Deborah Phillips, "The Effects of Universal Pre-K in Oklahoma: Research Highlights and Policy Implications," Policy Studies Journal (February 2005), pp. 65-82

William Gormley, Jr., Ted Gayer, Deborah Phillips, and Brittany Dawson, The Effects of Oklahoma's Universal Pre-K Program on School Readiness: An Executive Summary (November 2004)(.pdf)

Other Publications

William Gormley, "From Science to Policy in Early Childhood Education" Science Vol. 333 no. 6045 pp. 978-981 (August 19, 2011).

William Gormley, Jr. "Early Childhood Care and Education:  Lessons and Puzzles," JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT (June 2007), pp. 651-689

Jens Ludwig and Douglas Miller, "Does Head Start Improve Children's Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design," QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS 122 (2007), pp. 159-208.

William Gormley, Jr. and Helen Cymrot, "The Strategic Choices of Child Advocacy Groups," NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY (March 2006), pp. 102-122

William Gormley, Jr. "The Universal Pre-K Bandwagon," PHI DELTA KAPPAN (November 2005), pp. 246-249

Working Papers

The Oklahoma Project Working Papers

Carolyn Hill, William Gormley, and Shirley Adelstein, "Do the Short-Term Effects of a Strong Preschool Program Persist?" Working Paper # 18 (May, 2012)

Timothy J. Bartik, William Gormley, and Shirley Adelstein, "Earnings Benefits of Tulsa's Pre-K Program for Different Income Groups," Working Paper #17 (July 27, 2011)

William Gormley, Deborah Phillips, Katie Newmark, Kate Perper, and Shirley Adelstein, "Social-Emotional Effects of Early Childhood Education Programs in Tulsa," Working Paper #15 (January 2011)

William Gormley, Deborah Phillips, Shirley Adelstein, and Catherine Shaw, "Head Start's Comparative Advantage: Myth or Reality?" Working Paper # 14 (August 2010)

Deborah A. Phillips, William T. Gormley, and Amy E. Lowenstein, Inside The Pre-Kindergarten Door (Working Paper #13, May 2009) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., Deborah Phillips, and Ted Gayer, Preschool Programs Can Boost School Readiness (Working Paper #12, June 2008) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., The Effects of Oklahoma's Pre-K Program on Hispanic Children. (Working Paper #11, November 2007) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., Deborah Phillips, and Amy Lowenstein, Classroom Quality and Time Allocation in Tulsa's Early Childhood Programs. (Working Paper #9, March 2007) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., Ted Gayer, Deborah Phillips, and Brittany Dawson, The Effects of Universal Pre-K on Cognitive Development (Working Paper #4, November 2004) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., and Deborah Phillips, The Effects of Universal Pre-K in Oklahoma: Research Highlights and Policy Implications (Working Paper #2, October 2003) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., and Ted Gayer, Promoting School Readiness in Oklahoma: An Evaluation of Tulsa's Pre-K Program (Working Paper #1, October 2003) (.pdf)

Other Working Papers

William Gormley, Arguing for Kids: Issue Frames that Work. (Working Paper #16, July 12, 2011) (.pdf)

Deborah Phillips, and Jens Ludwig, The Benefits and Costs of Head Start. (Working Paper #10, March 2007) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., Early Childhood Care and Education: Lessons and Puzzles. (Working Paper #8, January 2007) (.pdf)

Jens Ludwig, and Douglas L. Miller, Does Head Start Improve Children's Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Continuity Design (Working Paper #7, April 2006) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., Ideology and Public Interest Group Strategies (Working Paper #6, April 2005) (.pdf)

Brandon Kelly, John Kingdon's Theory at the State Level: A Look at Preschool for All in Illinois and California (Working Paper #5, March 2005) (.pdf)

William Gormley, Jr., and Helen Cymrot, The Strategic Choices of Child Advocacy Groups (Working Paper #3, March 2004) (.pdf)