Further Discussion of Tools of the Mind

Blair and Raver’s Tools of the Mind findings were discussed today at NYU Steinhardt’s Education Policy Breakfast Series. Ajay Chaudry, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services; Steven Dow, Executive Director, CAP Tulsa Head Start; and Hiro Yoshikawa, NYU Professor emphasized the role of high-quality early educational experiences in giving low-income children a “fair shot” at later academic success. The series further discussed how early childhood education may be the “magic bullet” that closes the achievement gap.

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