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Early Childhood Cost-Effectiveness in Colorado: RMECC Presentation

I had the opportunity to present some updated analyses of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood investments in Colorado at March’s Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference. The RMECC itself is a blast as it draws an unusually diverse combination of folks from all corners of the early childhood field, from teachers to directors to government agencies […]

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Investor Returns in a Pay-For-Success Preschool Program in Colorado

There is increased buzz around the country for Pay For Success financing programs for early childhood initiatives.  Sometimes referred to as Social Impact Bonds, these programs allow investors to underwrite the costs of social programs and then reap financial benefits as societal costs savings are realized down the road. A number of interesting programs are

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Funding Preschool in Colorado Could Create Billions in Benefits

Next week Colorado will vote on a constitutional amendment to raise $950 million for education funding.  Amendment 66, which Governor John Hickenlooper somewhat hubristically claims would be “one of the most comprehensive education-reform initiatives in the history of the United States,” would direct $165 million for full-day kindergarten and $77 million to expand the number

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