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http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/31/studies-on-head-start-bolster-arguments-for.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FBAlmost since Head Start's creation half a century ago as part of the War on Poverty, advocates have sought a research-based answer to this question: Does it work?
Two new studies examining the long-term impact of the $8.6 billion federal preschool program offer support to those who say the answer is yes.
Those studies—one of which took a look at Head Start participants in middle school and another that examined life outcomes at adulthood—say that Head Start has measurable long-term benefits for certain outcomes.