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What’s new? What’s next? Browse the latest articles, media clips, interviews, and testimonials about CROCUS, our research, and our current projects.

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Tulsa study offers more evidence of pre-K’s benefits into adulthood

Many people might think the main benefit of a high-quality preschool program is the academic boost it gives young children when they enter elementary school. But the strongest positive effects may show up years, and even decades, later and have little to do with test scores and grades.

September 29, 2022

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Two decades of Tulsa pre-K research shows widespread positive effects

Through the decades, the Center for Research on Children in the United States at Georgetown has followed different cohorts of children in the pre-K program of Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Head Start. It has often found gains along the way, particularly for low-income, Black and Hispanic students.

September 28, 2022

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Results From Long-Running Study Bolster Case for Universal Pre-K

Released Tuesday by researchers at Georgetown University, the results show that young adults who attended a universal pre-K program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as 4-year-olds were more likely to graduate from high school on time and enroll in college than peers who didn’t attend.

September 20, 2022


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Deborah Phillips participates in a Brookings Institution panel

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What we know about the effects of pre-K in 6 consensus statements

Deborah Phillips participates in a Brookings Institution panel “What we know about the effects of pre-K in 6 consensus statements.” (video)

April 17, 2017

In this video, William T. Gormley Jr., Ph.D., delivers the keynote address,

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Early Childhood Education: Investing in the Future

Dr. Gormley delivers the keynote address, “Early Childhood Education: Investing in the Future” at the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest and the University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy conference. (video)

March 27, 2017

Bill Gormley participates in a Brookings Institution panel

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Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education

Bill Gormley participates in a Brookings Institution panel “Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education.” (video)

October 26, 2016