September 2022 Conference – Media Coverage

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PROOF POINTS: Long-term college benefits from high-quality universal pre-K for all

A multi-year study of Tulsa’s universal pre-K program found a big initial boost in test scores, fade out in elementary school, mixed evidence in middle school and high school, and ultimately a strong surge in college enrollment. Professor Bill Gormley urges evaluators to wait until the bottom of the 9th inning before drawing firm conclusions about program effects.

February 8, 2023

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Support for Universal Pre-K Grows as More States Jump on Board

Is free preschool a constitutional right? Seventy percent of voters in New Mexico think so, and they’re not the only ones getting behind increasingly popular universal pre-K policies.

January 20, 2023

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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 30, 2022

Tulsa World Opinion Podcast: Ginnie Graham (Editorial Editor, Tulsa World) Reflects on September 2022 CROCUS Tulsa Pre-K Conference

Pre-K programs in public schools make a difference (00:00 – 08:12)