Interviews

James J. Heckman Interviews

Financial Times. James Heckman on human capital development. Jan 4, 2018. By Alexandra Scaggs

Calcalist. The Biggest Economic Failure Starts with Infants: Scarcity of a Resource Called Love. June 23, 2016. By Ran Abramson

EconTalk. James Heckman on facts, evidence, and the state of econometrics. Library of Economics and Liberty. January 25, 2016.

Professor Heckman is featured in a 30-minute supporting episode called “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?” of the documentary project “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation,” a series for PBS broadcast. 

WBUR's Here & Now. High-Quality Preschool Could Prevent Chronic Diseases in Adulthood, Study Finds. March 28, 2014.

How Can Schools Fix the 'Mania' of Achievement Testing? Chicago Magazine. February 18, 2014

Chicago Tonight. Evaluating Universal Preschool. March 19, 2013

Guest, Stossel. "Head Start has little effect by grade school?", March 7, 2013

Guest, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, 'Preschool for All': Obama Plan Faces Challenges, February 20, 2013

Guest, The Diane Rehm ShowPresident Obama's Plan for Universal Preschool, February 8, 2013

With Obama Bid to Expand Preschool, Expert Weighs In on Research, Education Week. February 15, 2013. By Christina Samuels

Guest, The Rachel Maddow Show, February 14, 2013

Guest, All Things ConsideredNPR, February 14, 2013

Guest, The Takeaway, NPR, February 14, 2013

James Heckman: In early childhood education, "Quality really matters." The Washington Post (Wonkblog). February 14, 2013. By Dylan Matthews

Plans to Expand Preschool UnveiledThe Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2013. By Stephanie Banchero

Press Mentions

Center Research in the News

October

"Why complain about top-5 journals? (Opinion)" The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 30, 2018. Thomas Koenig.

"Early education an investment in kids’ wellbeing (Opinion)" The Chronicle (AU). October 30, 2018. Ali Black.

"Large-scale efforts helping pre-K teachers receive resources; you can, too" Macomb Daily. October 22, 2018.

"Here's how $1.5 million request can continue boosting early childhood education in New Orleans, advocates say"The New Orleans Advocate. October 15, 2018. Della Hasselle.

"Proposition 1: Invest in a stronger Seattle, from preschool to college" The Seattle Times. October 12, 2018. Marilyn Strickland and Nicole Grant.

"Economists care about where they publish – to the cost of the profession" The Economist. October 5, 2018.

"Pressure to publish in top journal stifles creativity in economic research, study shows" Phys.org. October 2, 2018.

"How much does publishing in top journals boost tenure prospects? In economics, a lot" The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 1, 2018. Audrey Williams June.

"Study: Pressure to publish in top journals stifles creativity in economic research" UChicago News. October 1, 2018. Jack Wang.

September

"Lujan Grisham will support our kids" Albuquerque Journal. September 26, 2018. Kris Perry.

"Don’t Trust Jeff Bezos’s Preschool Philanthropy Scheme" In These Times. September 19, 2018. Rachel M. Cohen.


August

"Title" Business Day. August 24, 2018. Beth Amato.

"These women say having a child increased their E.Q." Romper. August 15, 2018. Jene Luciani.


July

"Early-childhood development offers a brighter future to entire nations (Opinion)" The Seattle Times. July 29, 2018. Steve Davis and Peter Laugharn.

"Nicholas Kristof NYT Newsletter" The New York Times. July 22, 2018. Jennifer Garner.

"Intergenerational poverty creates a permanent underclass" The Salt Lake Tribune. July 22, 2018. Vijay Mathur.

"What Israel can teach Texas about pre-K (Opinion)" Houston Chronicle. July 15, 2018. Suzie Patt Benvenisti.


June

"Quality early childhood investments pay off (Opinion)" News OK. June 27, 2018. Craig Knutson.

"Kids: A Winning Investment" The New York Times Opinion. June 18, 2018. Kris Perry.

"Investing in early childhood pays big dividends for kids" Tillamook Headlight-Herald. June 26, 2018.

"Treating Trauma: Rates of PTSD soar among Central City children, yet state budget cuts prevent access to mental healthcare" Nola.com (LA). June 14, 2018. Richard Webster and Jonathan Bullington.

"California’s left swing is very good news for progressives nationwide" In These Times. June 7, 2018. Theo Anderson.

"Universal preschool is a ‘no-brainer’ (Opinion)" Kalona News. June 7, 2018. Steve Corbin.

"Early childhood programs give kids a chance to succeed" Charleston Post Courier (SC). June 4, 2018. Mark Shriver and Molly Spearman.


May

"Universal preschool is a no-brainer" Mason City Globe Gazette (IA). May 29, 2018. Steve Corbin.

"Michigan analysis makes the business case for racial equity in new report released by W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum" Idaho State Journal. May 29, 2018.

"A Minnesota model for how to help very young kids (Opinion)" Pioneer Press. May 24, 2018. Chuck Slocum.

"Family talk: early childhood learning is an investment" News OK. May 21, 2018. Jim Priest.

"To address gender inequality the state can start with its youngest kids" Fox and Hound Daily. May 21, 2018. Camille Maben and Jim Wunderman.

"A few observations on the impact of low-skill immigration" National Review. May 18, 2018. Reihan Salam.

"Good education leads to strong economy, NM experts say" Searchlight New Mexico. May 9, 2018. Sara Solovitch.

"Pre-K in West Virginia continues to earn high marks" WV News. May 7, 2018. Jake Jarvis.

"Is the high school graduation rate really going up?" Brookings Institute. May 4, 2018. Mark Dynarski.

"Over 1,000 economists warn Trump his trade views echo mistakes of 1930s" The Guardian. May 3, 2018. Dominic Rushe.

April

"The cost of child poverty (Opinion)" The New York Times. April 30, 2018. Arnold Packer.

"Human capital and the jobs guarantee " Financial Times. April 30, 2018. Alexandra Scaggs.

"Early child learning is a great investment" The Daily Sentinel. April 27, 2018. Editorial Staff.

"Why affordable child care is essential to keeping women in tech" The Globe and Mail. April 27, 2018. Amanda Munday.

"Large-scale efforts helping pre-K teachers receive resources; you can, too" HNGnews.com (WI). April 26, 2018.

"With limited funding for early intervention services, full-day kindergarten is even more important" Concord Monitor (NH). April 26, 2018. Heidi Crumrine.

"Equitably balancing the burden in New Jersey (Opinion)" NJ.com. April 26, 2018. Irwin Stoolmacher.

"How the push for preschool teachers to earn costly college degree could strain a system in which wages are only half of K-12 teachers’" The 74. April 25, 2018. Kevin Mahnken.

"Poll results don’t reflect pre-kindergarten reality" Maryland Reporter. April 24, 2018. Margaret Williams.

"The jobs guarantee and human-capital “nationalisation”" Financial Times. April 23, 2018. Alexandra Scaggs.

"Let’s protect children against disadvantage with early education" The Hill. April 22, 2018. Anne Douglass.

"Our next Governor must run – not crawl – to prioritize young kids’ needs" Fox and Hound Daily. April 18, 2018. Gabriel Sanchez.

"‘Economic Ideas Forum’ will feature a panel and fireside chat" The Purdue Exponent. April 16, 2018.

"https://au.educationhq.com/news/47840/twelve-ways-to-be-a-more-successful-learner/" Education HQ Australia. April 13, 2018. Bill Lucas.

"Pushing for a family-friendly economy" Gulf News (Dubai). April 4, 2018. Sara Al Mulla.

"How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete" The Guardian. April 3, 2018. Alex Beard.

March

"How rising minimum wages undercut long-term economic success (Opinion)" The Hill. March 29, 2018. Ben Wilterdink.

"On the same page: An early childhood education collaborative with some big backers" Inside Philanthropy. March 28, 2018. Caitlin Reilly.

"The future of child care: How to create a fairer, more equitable system for working women and women of color" The Root. March 28, 2018. Anne Branigin.

"How to win a debate in the cult of meritocracy" Financial Times. March 28, 2018. Alexandra Scaggs.

"Measures to fund child care reach the ballot in two California counties" Ed Source. March 25, 2018. Carolyn Jones.

"Land Grant funds critical early childhood education" Albuquerque Journal. March 17, 2018. Serge Martinez.

"A vision for financing a high-quality child care and early education system" CLASP. March 5, 2018. Christine Johnson-Staub.


February

"Bill Crawford: Early intervention with disadvantaged children has high ROI" MS Business. Febuary 4, 2018. Bill Crawford.

"The time to invest in children is now" The Pueblo Chieftain. February 4, 2018. Ida Rhodes.

"House passes early childhood funding bill, 36-33" New Mexico In Depth. February 6, 2018. Sylvia Ulloa.

"Children’s programs starting to make a difference" Las Cruces Sun News. February 6, 2018. James Jimenez.

"Muster the political will to close the achievement gap now, not later" The Seattle Times. February 8, 2018. Donna Gordon Blankinship.


January

"Nobel winner touts early learning programs" Daily Journal. January 29, 2018. Bobby Harrison.

"Coding as a literacy for the 21st century" Education Week. January 29, 2018. Marina Umaschi Bers.

"Four rules for raising successful children from an economist " Financial Times. January 21, 2018. Simon Kuper.

"Message to New Mexico: Investing in children is economic development" Searchlight New Mexico. January 28, 2018. Sara Solovitch.

"James Heckman on human capital development" Financial Times. January 5, 2018. Alexandra Scaggs.

December

"Preschool pays off for decades" WPSD. December 11, 2017.


November

"Congress should rescue federal programs that actually work" The Hill. November 29, 2017. Robert Gordon and Ron Haskins.

"Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?" The Hechinger Report. November 27, 2017. Lillian Mongeau.

"Early investment in childhood learning pays off" Albuquerque Journal. November 26, 2017. H. Patrick Dee.


October

"Nobel Laureate Heckman: Tax Reform Could Boost Economy With Bigger, Refundable Child Care Credit" Forbes. October 25, 2017.

"Amputee mom learns to care for baby with help from program" NOLA, The Times-Picayune. October 12, 2017. Celeste Turner.

"Home visiting has bipartisan support. So why did the federal program lapse?" Education Week. October 1, 2017. Christina Samuels.


September

"If Congress can't agree on kids' health, then D.C. is more broken than we though" The Salt Lake Tribune. September 30, 2017. Robert Gehrke.

"Vista Unified's P-3 continuum: Closing the achievement gap before it opens" Education Week. September 28, 2017. Matt Doyle.

"New Orleans mayoral candidates must commit to invest in our young children" The Times-Picayune. September 27, 2017. Ron McClain.

"With deadline days away, fixes floundering for federal health, early ed programs serving 9M kids" The 74. September 27, 2017. Carolyn Phenicie.

"Clock ticking on federal funding for CHIP, other health safety net programs" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 26, 2017. Kate Giammarise.

"Funding for home visiting set to expire, leaving early-intervention services in limbo for many" The Washington Post. September 22, 2017. Michael Alison Chandler.

"The most important year in a child’s life? Research points to preschool" WTOP. September 21, 2017. Rachel Nania.

"In West Pottsgrove, pre-K advocates press for increased state funding" The Mercury. September 20, 2017. Evan Brandt.

"Time runs low for home-visiting act as Congress debates state buy in" Education Week. September 19, 2017. Christina Samuels.

"MIECHV match: House GOP gambles home visiting expansion on state’s ponying up" The Chronicle of Social Change. September 18, 2017. John Kelly.

"Statistics reveals new, more precise insight into upward mobility between generations" PhysOrg. September 12, 2017.

"Commentary: The future rests with Utah’s youngest residents — so expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit" The Salt Lake Tribune. September 10, 2017. Kris Perry.

"Close the preschool gap" U.S. News & World Report. Sept. 7, 2017. Sara Mead.


August

"Help For New Moms and Their Babies Could be at Risk" Wall Street Journal. August 31, 2017. Leslie Brody.

"Strong roots: Home visiting programs expand medical home into communities" AAP News & Journal. August 28, 2017. James H. Duffee.

"D.C.’s report on child fatalities shows progress – and more to be done" Washington Post. August 27, 2017. Washington Post Editorial Board.

"Reviving the American dream starts at birth" Investor’s Business Daily. August 15, 2017. Joe Waters.

"‘Pay for success’ approach used to fund a program that supports new mothers" NPR. August 9, 2017. Michelle Andrews.

"The bipartisan case for reauthorizing home visiting programs" The Hill. Aug. 8, 2017. Christine Todd Whitman and Brad Henry.

"Home visiting advocates continue to urge movement as clock ticks" The Huffington Post. August 3, 2017. Adam Shapiro.


July

"Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?" The Hechinger Report. July 29, 2017. Jackie Madar.

"How home visits by nurses help mothers and children, especially boy" The New York Times. July 25, 2017. Claire Cain Miller.

"Helping expectant and new mothers can lead to health and education gains for children, new paper says" Chalkbeat. July 24, 2017. Marissa Page.

"Evaluation by Nobel economist endorses nurse family partnership" The Chronicle of Social Change. July 24, 2017. John Kelly.

"Home nursing visits provide wide-ranging benefits for mothers, young children" EdSource. July 24, 2017. Ashley Hopkinson.

"Home-visiting study explores long-term benefits from early intervention" Education Week. July 24, 2017. Christina Samuels.

"Study shows impact of home visits for new moms, babies last long" KPCC. July 24, 2017. Priska Neely.

"Nobel winner's research shows home nurse visits for new moms boost children's cognitive skills" The 74 Million. July 24, 2017. Kevin Mahnken.

"Study: Memphis support program for new moms especially helps boys" NPR July 24, 2017. Robert Siegel.


April

"HIGH-QUALITY EARLY LEARNING AND CARE DRIVES LIFELONG SUCCESS" U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. September, 2017.

"Why your children’s day care may determine how wealthy they become" The Washington Post. April 24, 2017. Danielle Paquette.

"New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds" The New York Times. April 24, 2017. Kate Taylor.

"How Child Care Enriches Mothers, and Especially the Sons They Raise" The New York Times. April 20, 2017. Claire Cain Miller.

"Kenneth Arrow and the golden age of economic theory" Voxeu. April 8, 2017. Steven Durlauf.


March

"Membership Theory of Inequality" INET. March 15, 2017.

December

"Morning Report" Politico. December 12, 2016. Caitlin Emma.

"High ROI: Why preschool programs are a good investment for society" The Christian Science Monitor. December 12, 2016. Amanda Hoover.

"Why Doesn't Public School Start at Birth?" The Atlantic. December 12, 2016. Emily DeRuy.

"Preschool brings bigger than expected economic returns, economists say" Southern California Public Radio. December 12, 2016. Deepa Fernandes.

"How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down" NPR. December 12, 2016. Eric Westervelt.

"Public Preschool Education That Starts at Birth Would Be Better for the Economy, According to New Research" New York Magazine. December 12, 2016. Lisa Ryan.

"A Nobel Prize winner says public preschool programs should start at birth" The Washington Post. December 12, 2016. Emma Brown.


September

The Scandinavian fantasy: The sources of intergenerational mobility in Denmark and the US. Vox EU. September 12, 2016. Rasmus Landersø, James Heckman.


August

This country has figured out the only way to save the American Dream. The Washington Post. August 3, 2016. Matt O'Brien.

Denmark Isn't Magic. The Atlantic. August 2, 2016. Derek Thompson.


July

Illinois goes backward on early-childhood services. Chicago Magazine. July 6, 2016. Whet Moser.

Early environment can change your brain. Wisconsin Watch. July 6, 2016. Abigail Becker.

Studer trademarks early learning center. Pensacola News Journal. July 10, 2016. Thomas St. Myer.

Why does America invest so little in its children. The Atlantic. July 12, 2016. Lillian Mongeau.


June

Too Small to Fail. The New York Times. June 2, 206. Nicholas Kristof.

How to build children's brain. The Seattle Times. June 4, 2016. Nicholas Kristof.

More bright young things on the way. The State Journal. June 27, 2016. Sam Smith


May

Statewide Early Childhood Coalition launched. The Norman Transcript. May 10, 2016.

My Turn: Child poverty an indictment of America. The Daily Item. May 11, 2016. Pat Bruno.

Simons: California needs early childhood education. The Mercury News. May 27, 2016.


April

Invest in early childhood education. The Post and Courier. April 21, 2016. Carol Keintz.

Why we should be investing in disadvantaged children. Huffington Post Canada. April 26, 2016. Jerry Diakiw.

Getting the economy ready for robots. Forbes. April 30, 2016. Adam Ozimek.


March

How gifted, low-income kids are left behind. National Review. March 22, 2016. Jonathan Wai and Frank C. Worrell.

Early-childhood-development research is 'unassailable.' Education Week. March 23, 2016. Sarah Klauss.

Hard thinking on soft skills. Brookings Institution. March 24, 2016. Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst.

Educationists and Economists. Huffington Post. March 24, 2016.  Robert E. Slavin.


February

There's nothing magical about pre-k. U.S. News & World Report. February 17, 2016. Katharine Stevens.

The secret to funding universal pre-k is buried in the tax code. The Nation. February 18, 2016. Sarah Anderson, Marc Bayard, John Cavanagh, Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie, and Sam Pizzigati.

Providing Flint's children with the services they deserve. The Hill. February 18, 2016. Sandra Waxman.

Alumni Day honorees Heckman, Milley focus on service and public policy. Princeton University. February 20, 2016. Michael Hotchkiss.

James Heckman earns international honor for his research on poverty. UChicagoNews. February 22, 2016. UChicago News Office. 


January

Is pre-k all it's cracked up to be? FiveThirtyEight. January 5, 2016. Andrew Flowers.

Early childhood education and social mobility. VOX. January 12, 2016. Sneha Elango, Jorge Luis Garcia, James J. Heckman, and Andres Hojman.

'White privilege' just made an appearance in the presidential race. It's about time. The Washington Post. January 12, 2016. Janell Ross.

Focus on fade-out (Part 4): An ESSA role for social-emotional development. Education Week. January 22, 2016. Sarah D. Sparks.

December

Should collect tuition be free or paid on a sliding scale? Just ask preschool advocates. The Hechinger Report. December 8, 2015. Sarah Garland.

New child care funding for low-income families part of a growing trend." Nonprofit Quarterly. December 21, 2015. Anne Eigeman. 


November

Time to give our kids a leg up on the socio-economic ladder. The Australian. November 4, 2015. Deborah Cobb-Clark.

US lags most countries in pre-school enrollment for 4-year-olds. The Christian Science Monitor. November 24, 2015. Carolyn Thompson. 

Start early, go broadly, and go far beyond school. Asia Society, Asia Blog. November 25, 2015. Anne Hilton. 

The 'Word Gap' takes root in infancy; So too should our efforts to close it. The Huffington Post. November 30, 2015. Sandra Waxman.


October

Study questions value of Tennessee preschool program. Marketplace, American Public Media. Blake Farmer. October 7, 2015.

Tennessee preschool receives significant coverage, reaction. Education Week. October 9, 2015. Lillian Mongeau.

Pre-K researchers can't get past the third grade: The debate around Vanderbilt preschool study. The Hechinger Report. October 15, 2015. James J. Heckman.

Why what you learned in preschool is crucial at work. The New York Times. October 16, 2015. Claire Cain Miller.

How to invest in babies. Financial Times. October 16, 2015. Simon Kuper.

Recalling a time when congressional bipartisanship worked for young children. Huffington Post. October 23, 2015. Marian Wright Edelman.

Preschool might work...and it might not. National Post. October 28, 2015. Megan McArdle.

The fadeout shibboleth. Huffington Post. October 29, 2015. Yasmina Vinci.


September

Universal pre-k is the next great public policy crusade. Aljazeera America. September 15, 2015. Amy B. Dean.

Do this and you'll get that: A bad way to defend good programs. Education Week. September 29, 2015. Alfie Kohn.


August

Save the Children crusades to make preschool a top-tier campaign issue. The Washington Post. August 12, 2015. Lyndsey Layton.


July

Is 'Sesame Street' really as good as preschool? Let's ask a Nobel Prize winner. The Washington Post. July 2, 2015. Valerie Strauss.

Get pre-K policy right. US News & World Report. July 21, 2015. Nina Rees.


June

Free Lunch: Think of the Children. The Financial Times. June 1, 2015. Martin Sandbu.

Op-Ed: How Do We Get More People to Have Happy Lives? The New York Times. June 3, 2015. Thomas B. Edsall.

Nobel Laureate Joins the USC Schaeffer Center. USC News. June 19, 2015. Emily Gersema.

The economics of human development. Institute for Policy Research, Research News. June 2015. No author.


May

Another Chance for Teens. The New York Times. May 2, 2015. David L. Kirp, Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Personality will affect the British election results, but not the way you think it will. The Washington Post. May 5, 2015. Toke S. Aidt and Christopher Rauh.

Best start to a happy finish. Real Change News. May 6, 2015. Aaron Burkhalter. 

Guest Opinion: Child poverty and the Schneider Children's Center. Mail Tribune. May 8, 2015. Richard P.F. Holt. 

The Economic Reasons Why "Mom" Is America's Most Important Job. The Fiscal Times. May 10, 2015. Mike Cassidy. 

Smart Social Programs. The New York Times. May 11, 2015. Jason Furman. 

What it would really take to run the government like a business. The Washington Post. May 11, 2015. Catherine Rampell. 

Why early childhood development in MENA is a no-brainer. Brookings. May 11, 2015. Shanta Devarajan. 

Nobel laureate James Heckman discusses the shocking importance of an elementary education. May 11, 2015. Edwin Wu. 

The Continuing Drag of Segregation on America's Cities. Chicago Magazine. May 18, 2015. Whet Moser. 

Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence. Harvard Business Review. May 19, 2015. Marc Brackett, Diana Divecha and Robin Stern.

In America, inequality begins in the womb. PBS News Hour. May 20, 2015. John Komlos. 

Happy 50th Birthday, Head Start!. The Huffington Post. May 21, 2015. Robert E. Slavin. 

Non-Academic Skills Are Key To Success, But What Should We Call Them? NPRed. May 28, 2015. Anya Kamenetz.


April

Letters: Spare childcare funding from cuts. Chicago Sun Times. April 3, 2015. Letters to the editor. 

Does personality build smarts? New data on soft skills reinforces the impact of social and emotional learning on cognitive development. Brookings Institute. April 6, 2015. Randa Grob-Zakhary.

The emotional skills, more work for education. El Financiero. April 8, 2015. Blanca Heredia. 

How Preschool Can Make You Smarter and Healthier. PBS. April 9, 2015. Madeline Ostrander.

This May Be the Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America. The Huffington Post. April 20, 2015. Jonathan Cohn.

Nobel Prize-winning economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most. The Seattle Times. April 22, 2015. Leah Todd.

The real reason why poor kids perform worse in school-and in life. The Washington Post. April 28, 2015. Elizabeth Caucutt. 

Expanding preschool will help children and the city. Philly.com. April 29, 2015. Elliot Weinbaum and Sharon Easterling.


March

Michelle Rhee’s Costly Agenda. Boston Review. March 3, 2015. Robin West.

Can Chicago’s Alternative High Schools Measure Up? Chicago Magazine. March 5, 2015. Whet Moser.

Racial Inequality After Racism. Foreign Affairs. March 9, 2015. Fredrick C. Harris & Robert C. Lieberman.

Inequality in Black and White. Pacific Standard. March 12, 2015. Kathleen Geier. 

Evidence-Based Policymaking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. The Heritage Foundation. March 17, 2015. David Muhlhausen, PhD.

Picking on Society's Most Vulnerable. CNN. March 18, 2015. David Perry.

5 Surprising Habits of the Wealthy. Fortune. March 20, 2015. Paul Sullivan.

Amid Plenty for Some, Wage Inequality Worsens and Kids Suffer. The Sacramento Bee. March 21, 2015. Ann O'Leary.

The Myth of Universal Pre-K. U.S. News & World Report. March 31, 2015. Katharine Stevens.


February

Why Conservatives Should Get Behind Obama's Push for Universal Pre-K. The Washington Post. February 2, 2015. Emily Badger.

How Democrats Became the Child-Care Party. New York Magazine. February 4, 2015. Jonathan Chait.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Reauthorize an Early Start and a Great Finish. Op-Ed in Roll Call. February 6, 2015. Self-authored.

How Educating Children Early and Well Creates a Ripple Effect for Us All. The Washington Post. February 9, 2015. Catherine Rampell.

A Caution to Early Educators. Huffington Post Education. February 10, 2015. Katharine B. Stevens. 

The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges. The New York Times. February 17, 2015. Eduardo Porter.

Born Equal? Prenatal Care and Social Mobility. Brookings Institute. February 24, 2015. Edward Rodriguez and Richard V. Reeves.


January

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Child in a High-Quality Early Learning Program. U.S. Department of Education. January 5, 2015. Monica Bates.

Not All the Chicago Crime News Last Year Was Bad. Chicago Magazine. January 5, 2015. Whet Moser.

Standardized Tests Are Weakening Our Democracy. The Nation. January 6, 2015. Richard D. Kahlenberg.

Canada is 17th in Children's Health. We Can Do Much Better. The Globe and Mail. January 7, 2015. Nicole Letourneau.

Child-Friendly Agenda in Legislature Should Appeal to Both Parties, and Has in the Past. The Charleston Gazette. January 11, 2015. Rick Wilson.

'Parents These Days' Are Judged Too Harshly. The Conversation. January 12, 2015. John Pickering.

The Costs of Stinginess in Medicaid. The New York Times. January 13, 2015. Eduardo Porter.

California Should Put Families, Early Childhood Education First. The Sacramento Bee. January 14, 2015. Gregory Bourne.

Canada Lags in Providing the Right Environment for Healthy Child Development, Says Study. International Business Times. January 15, 2015. Kalyan Kumar.

The Heckman Equation: Early Childhood Education Benefits All. Bloomberg Business. January 16, 2015. Brendan Greeley.

Goldman Sachs Invests in Government and Expects to be Paid Back. National Journal. January 20, 2015. Fawn Johnson.

Demonstrating Success: The Head Start Model at Work. The Hill. January 26, 2015. Yasmina Vinci.

Wall Street Finds Social Impact Bonds to be Attractive Investment Options. The Nonprofit Quarterly. January 26, 2015. Rick Cohen.

Should GED Lead to a Diploma? District Considers Changing Policy to Help Outcomes. The Washington Post. January 31, 2015. Michael Alison Chandler.

December

How New York City Will Grade Universal Pre-K. FiveThirtyEight. December 3, 2014. Amy Rothschild.

The Push for Pre-K. Bloomberg Quick Take. December 4, 2014. William Selway.

Re-Authorization of Development Grant will Improve Child Care Nationwide. The Republican. December 5, 2014. Joan Kagan.

The Jobs Report in Black and White: The Hidden Bias in Hiring. The Fiscal Times. December 5, 2014. Mike Cassidy.

James Heckman and Colleagues Unpack Early Ed. on Texas Public Radio. Eye on Early Childhood Education. December 9, 2014. Alyssa Haywoode.

The White House Wants You to Know that Preschool Is Really Good for the Economy.  Huffington Post. December 10, 2014. Rebecca Klein.

The Universal Pre-K Debate is Already Too Narrow. National Journal. December 10, 2014. Fawn Johnson.

President Obama to Announce $1 Billion in Funding for Preschool. Christian Science Monitor. December 10, 2014. Amanda Paulson.

Shakira and Preschool: Hips Don't Lie, but Numbers Do. AEIdeas Blog. December 10, 2014. Sarah DuPre.

Early Childhood Summit Don't Lie? Cato Institute. December 10, 2014. Neal McCluskey.

Obama Rolls Out Sweeping Pre-K Announcements. Politico. December 10, 2014. Maggie Severns.

Obama Announces $1 Billion in Early Childhood Education Programs. Monterey Herald. December 10, 2014. Claudia Melendez Salinas.

Illinois Awarded $80 Million in Federal Funding for Early Childhood Education. CBS Chicago. December 10, 2014. Mike Krauser.

When It Comes to Early Learning, Preschool Isn't Enough. The Atlantic. December 11, 2014. Fawn Johnson.

A Comprehensive Education Should Stiffen the Spine. Financial Times. December 12, 2014. John McDermott.

How a Chicago Summer Job Program Reduced Violent Crime. Chicago Mag. December 15, 2014. Whet Moser.

Obama Says Preschool an Economic Investment. EdSource. December 15, 2014. Louis Freedberg.

Building the Political Demand for Early Education. National Journal. December 15, 2014. Fawn Johnson.


November

Good But Not Good Enough: Moving Public Will on Early Childhood Education.  Huffington Post. November 6, 2014. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. 

Do Politicians Love Kids? The New York Times. November 19, 2014. Nicholas Kristof.

Nicholas Kristof on What 'Whites Just Don't Get' About Racial Inequality. The Washington Post. November 20, 2014. Emily Badger.

Education Policy Lags Behind Research Findings. The Boston Globe. November 21, 2014. Donna Housman.

Personal View: Early Childhood Education Is Smart Choice as High-Priority Policy. Crain's Cleveland Business. November 30, 2014. Paul Clark & Barry Doggett. 


October

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. The New Republic. October 7, 2014. Martha C. Nausbaumm.

 Reimagining Early-Childhood Education. Education Week. October 14, 2014. By Michael J. Kaufman, Sherelyn R. Kaufman, and Elizabeth C. Nelson.

An Ounce of Prevention ... The Dalai Lama’s Heart-Mind Index. The Vancouver Sun. October 21, 2014. By Randy Shore.

Education Secretary Says Time to Debate Preschool is Over. 89.3 KPPC Pass/Fail. October 21, 2014. By Benjamin Brayfield.

We Have No Idea If Universal Preschool Actually Helps Kids. The Washington Post. October 21, 2014. By David Armor.

Parenting is Not the Key to Tackling Inequality. The Conversation. October 23, 2014. By Val Gillies.

Early Childhood Education Truly an Investment. Citizen Times. October 25, 2014. By Kit Kramer.


September

New Tool Puts Dollar Value on Social Projects. The Chronicle of Philanthropy. September 4, 2014. By Nicole Wallace.

A Trip to the Home of Democracy to Discuss the Democratisation of Childcare. The Huffington Post UK. September 9, 2014. By June O'Sullivan.

How Can Personality Tests Improve the Health Service in Pakistan? The Guardian. September 9, 2014. By Michael Callen & Arman Rezaee.

Strong Parent-Engagement Plans Will Give States Edge in Newest Pre-K Competition. Education Week. September 10, 2014. By Lauren Camera.

Making the Best Choices for Our Children. The Washington Post. September 12, 2014. By Corey Shdaimah.

The Way to Beat Poverty. The New York Times. September 12, 2014. By Nicholas Kristof.

How Video Games Can Instill the Values Your Children Need for Success. The Huffington Post. September 19, 2014. By Kara Loo.

The Marshmallow Test: An Interview with Walter Mischel. Education Week. September 21, 2014. By Larry Ferlazzo.

Tomorrow's Skilled Workforce Requires Investing in Young Children Today: The Importance of Early Childhood Development. Brookings Institution. September 22, 2014. By Tamar Manuelyan Atinc & Emily Gustafsson-Wright.

Worlds Away from Universal Preschool. Kansas City Star. September 23, 2014. By Joe Robertson.

Preschool is Sound Investment for Louisiana: A Letter to the Editor. The Times-Picayune. September 24, 2014. By Margo Phelps. 

How Hillary Clinton can be a Populist Without Scaring Off Big Business. The Week. September 25, 2014. By Joel Dodge.

Great Opportunity for Prime Minister to Lead Charge to Reduce Child Poverty. New Zealand Doctor Online. September 26, 2014. By Paul Hutchinson. 


August

Investing in Young Children Makes Good Business Sense. The Guardian. August 1, 2014. By Michael Feigelson.

The Role of Family in Good Education is Really Important: James Heckman. Forbes India. August 4, 2014. By Jagannathan Vivek Kaul.

How Early-Childhood Education Can Aid the Poorest Children. Chicago Magazine. August 20, 2014. By Whet Moser.

All Policy is Local: The GOP's New Take on Pre-K. Politico. August 22, 2014. By Maggie Severns.

CHART: Today's College-Educated Parents Spend a Lot More Time with Their Kids than Any Parents Did in the 1970s. Brookings Institution Blog. August 27, 2014. By Fred Dews.

The New Politics of Character. National Affairs. August 27, 2014. By Richard Reeves.


July

Waiting Until Pre-K is Too Little, Too Late. Education Week. July 1, 2014. By Vicky Schippers.

Inequality Piketty Doesn't Examine if U.S. Human Capital. Bloomberg. July 14, 2014. By Victoria Stilwell.

We Need to Stengthen Early Detection and Intervention System for Children. American Association of Pediatrics News. July 28, 2014. By Kevin Marks.


June

The Hungry and Forgotten: Growth Has Helped Millions to Avoid Malnutrition. The Economist. June 14, 2014. By Gady Epstein.

Smart Money: The Economic Case for Government-Funded Pre-K. Commonweal. June 10, 2014. By Daniel K. Finn.


April

How to Fix the GED. Chicago Magazine. April 10, 2014. By Whet Moser.


March

The Right Kind of Care. The New York Times. March 31, 2014. By Andrew Rosenthal.

Glimpses of Political Sea Change. The Huffington Post. March 31, 2014. By Billy Shore.

Nobel Laureate Prof James J Heckman Talks About the Value of Investing in Early Childhood Education. India Education Diary. March 28, 2014. By India Education Bureau.

Early-Childhood Program Led to Improved Health Later in Life, Study Says. Education Week. March 28, 2014. By Julie Blair.

Project to Improve Poor Children's Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Show. The New York Times. March 27, 2014. By Sabrina Tavernise.

Childhood Program Improves Health 30 Years Later. Science News. March 27, 2014. By Bruce Bower.

ASU Research: Higher Education Levels Tied to Better Health. Phoenix News Times. March 26, 2014. By Sarah Dinell.

An Early Childhood Education That Has Been a Long Time Coming. National Journal. March 25, 2014. By Melanie Hartzog.

The New Spotlight on America's Opportunity Gaps. U.S. Department of Education. March 21, 2014. Remarks from Arne Duncan.

Character Gaps and Social Mobility. The Brookings Institution. March 18, 2014. By Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard.

Should We Control Private Sector Investment in Education? The Huffington Post. March 13, 2014. By Joel Nicholson.

Combatting Generational Poverty Through Early Childhood Intervention. Canon and Culture. March 12, 2014. By Alan Noble.

Exaggerated Value of Private Education. The Telegraph. March 12, 2014. By Ryan Shorthouse.


February

Bold Steps Needed in Preschool Education Provision. The Daily Telegraph. February 20, 2014. By Ryan Shorthouse.

Should Children Be Taught 'Character', as Tristram Hunt Wants? The Daily Telegraph. February 13, 2014. By Toby Young.

Can Summer Jobs and Character Education Help At-Risk Chicago Teens? Chicago Magazine. February 12, 2014. By Whet Moser.

Why de Blasio Wins the Pre-K Faceoff. NY Daily News. February 9, 2014. By Jeff Sachs.

Is the 'Tiger Mom' Controversy Misunderstood? CNN World. February 7, 2014. By Jason Miks.

Children Need Boring Lessons. The Daily Telegraph. February 6, 2014. By Martha Gill.

The Misguided Effort to Teach 'Character'. The Washington Post. February 6, 2014. By Valerie Strauss.

New York Tackles the Pre-School Gap. BBC News. February 4, 2014. By Sean Coughlan.

Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States. New York Times. February 3, 2014. By Richard Perez-Pena and Motoko Rich.

The Autonomous 3-Year-Old. Slate. February 3, 2014. By Claire Lundberg.

Pop Quiz for Bill. NY Daily News. February 2, 2014. By Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst.


January

Get Ready to Talk About Early Childhood Education. Bloomberg Businessweek. January 6, 2014. By Brendan Greeley.

Everything You Need to Know About the War on Poverty. The Washington Post. January 8, 2014. By Dylan Matthews.

Michigan, Texas, and S.C. Give Biggest Boosts to Pre-K Spending, ECS Reports. January 13, 2014. By Andres Ujifusa.

Chamber Leaders Call for Investment in Early Childhood. TriCities.com. January 15, 2014. By Tony Miller.

The Heckman Equation: Early Childhood Education Benefits All. Bloomberg Businessweek. January 16, 2014. By Brendan Greeley.

Early Education Narrows the Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots. EdSource. January 21, 2014. By Micah Ali.

Guests: New GED Test Fails to Measure Skills that Matter Most. The Seattle Times. January 23, 2014. By James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, & Tim Kautz.

It's Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America With Urgency and Persistence. The Huffington Post. January 23, 2014. By Marian Wright Edelman.

Teaching Parents About How the Brain Works. Philippine Daily Inquirer. January 24, 2014. By Leonardo L. Leonidas.

California Should Give All Kids the Pre-K Advantage. Los Angeles Times. January 24, 2014. By David L. Kirp.

What Drives Success? The New York Times. January 25, 2014. By Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld.

Doing Prekindergarten Right. The Huffington Post. January 28, 2014. By Ruth Bettelheim.

Obama Reiterates Goal of Universal Preschool, But How Will the Nation Pay For It? Deseret News. January 28, 2014. By Jason Hardy.

Obama Expected to Propose Expanding Preschool Programs. NPR. January 28, 2014. By Claudio Sanchez.

Early Education Worth the Costs. Chicago Sun-Times. January 28, 2014. By Claudio Sanchez.

Obama Betrays U.S. Military Superiority. PatriotsBillboard. January 30, 2014. By Phyllis Schlafly.

November

Funding Preschool Education Smart Use of Tax Dollars. U-T San Diego. November 28, 2013. By Matt Valenti.

The Power of Preschool Done Right. The Hechinger Report: Independent Education News. November 23, 2013. By Sara Neufeld. 

Economic Opportunity for Poor NJ Kids Starts with High-Quality Preschool. Huffington Post. November 23, 2013. By Gordon MacInnes.

Plan to Revamp Preschools Hits Congress, But Price Tag is Big. The Christian Science Monitor. November 13, 2013. By Amanda Paulson.

Here's One of the Best Ways to Fix Chicago's Worst Schools. Chicago Magazine. November 12, 2013. By Whet Moser.

How Preschool Preps Kids to Be Successful Adults. Futurity.org. November 11, 2013. By Liz Entman-Vanderbilt.


October

Marriage Makes Our Children Richer--Here's Why. The Atlantic. October 29, 2013. By W. Bradford Wilcox.

Ten Questions: Women at Business School--Wendy Alexander, Associate Dean. Financial Times. October 27, 2013. By Charlotte Clarke.

Universal Pre-K Won't Solve Vocabulary Gap (Or Inequality). Time Magazine. October 25, 2013. By Kay Hymowitz.

The Preschool Payoff. U.S. News and World Report. October 24, 2013. By Kimberly Palmer.

Education: All in the Family. Huffington Post. October 23, 2013. By Frank Islam and Ed Crego.

Opinion: Children Need Good Start in Life. Politico. October 22, 2013. By Denny Rehberg.

'Grit': The New Education Flavor of the Month? U.S. News and World Report. October 21, 2013. By Nina Rees.

The Evolution in Public Policy Surrounding Child Care. The Globe and Mail. October 20, 2013. By Erin Anderssen.

Improving Children's Life Chances: Estimates from the Social Genome Model. The Brookings Institution. October 11, 2013. By Kerry Searle Grannis and Isabel V. Sawhill.

GED Faces New Rivals for High School Dropouts. Bloomberg BusinessWeek. October 10, 2013. By Caroline Winter.

Community School Collaborations--A Lifeline for Early Learning Program Success. Huffington Post. October 7, 2013. By Martin Blank.

Forget Delayed Gratification: What Kids Really Need is Cognitive Control. Time Magazine. October 7, 2013. By Daniel Goleman.

Hillary Clinton Pushes for Early Education in Campaign. Huffington Post. October 3, 2013. By Joy Resmovits.


September

The Push for Universal Pre-K. The New York Times. September 30, 2013. By Nancy Folbre.

GED Test Fails Students, Critics Say. The Chicago Tribune. September 30, 2013. By Duaa Eldeib.

A Creativity-Focused Agenda for Early Childhood Education Policymaking. The Huffington Post. September 26, 2013. By Michael Nobleza.

Business Community Urging Action on Pre-K Plan. Politico. September 24, 2013. By Caitlin Emma.

Obama's Pre-K: Minimal Benefit, Maximum Cost. Bloomberg. September 23, 2013. By Matthew C. Klein.

Will Technology Save Public Education? Huffington Post. September 23, 2013. By Jim Taylor.

Investing in Early Childhood Now, for a Payoff Later. September 22, 2013. The New York Times. By Kendra Hurley & Ronnie S. Stangler.

The Elephant in the (Class)room. U.S. News & World Report. September 19, 2013. By Marcelo Suarez-Orozco.

Early Childhood Education is a Winner for Policymakers. U.S. News and World Report. September 16, 2013. By Nina Rees.

Lifelines for Poor Children. The New York Times. September 14, 2013. By James J. Heckman.

The Great Stagnation of American Education. The New York Times. September 7, 2013. By Robert J. Gordon.

American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids. Here's How. New Republic. September 2, 2013. By Elizabeth Weil.

Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GEDAmerican RadioWorks. September 2013. By Emily Hanford, Stephen Smith, and Laurie Stern.


July

Does Obama's Early Education Proposal Have a Chance? Huffington Post. July 11, 2013. By David Kirp.

Ready for School? Huffington Post. July 19, 2013. By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children's Defense Fund.


June

A Seven-fold Return: Investing in Early Childhood Education. Huffington Post. June 19, 2013. By Michael Seo.


April

Investments in Education May Be Misdirected. New York Times. April 2, 2013. By Eduardo Porter.


March

Invest Wisely in Early Childhood. The Baltimore Sun. March 15, 2013. By Dr. John F. Irwin.

Capitalists for Preschool. New York Times Op-ed. March 3, 2013. By John Pepper and James Zimmerman.


February

Heckman Makes Media Rounds on Early Education. Eye on Early Education (blog). February 27, 2013. By Irene Sage

Lasting Economic and Social Benefits. New York Times Op-ed in Room for Debate. February 25, 2013. Self-authored.

Early education funding needed. CommonWealth Magazine. February 20, 2013. By Irene Sege

Obama's Preschool Stretch. FactCheck.Org. February 20, 2013.

The Catch-22 of Obama's Preschool Plan. Time Ideas. February 19, 2013. By Erika Christakis

One Nation, Under-Informed. Cato. February 19, 2013. By Andrew J. Coulson

Seib & Wessel: What We're Reading Tuesday. Wall Street Journal (Washington Wire Blog). February 19, 2013. By Gerald F. Seib and David Wessel

Preschool Economics. New York Times Economix Blog. February 18, 2013. By Nancy Folbre

David Warsh: Whither early-childhood education? Providence Journal. February 18, 2013.

Worlds away from universal preschool. The Kansas City Star. February 16, 2013. By Joe Robertson

How preschool benefits children and North Carolina. Newsobserver. February 16, 2013. By Fannie Flono

Where's the Beef? Obama's Valentine to Early Education. Huffington Post. February 15, 2013. By Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Brain studies fuel push for early education. Yakima Herald. February 15, 2013. By Lyndsey Layton and Susan Surluga, The Washington Post

White House Details Preschool Education for Poor Kids. Atlanta Black Star. February 15, 2013. By Nick Chiles

Fixing economic inequality from the bottom up. MarketWatch. February 15, 2013. By Rex Nutting

When Families Fail. The New York Times. February 14, 2013. By David Brooks

President Obama's preschool proposal contrasts with California status quo. CAFWD. February 14, 2013. By Matthew Grant Anson.

Can Universal Preschool Solve All Our Problems? National Journal. February 14, 2013. By Brian Resnik

Is preschool really a better investment than buying stock? The Week. February 14, 2013. By Harold Mass

Expanding preschool is a no-brainer. Salon. February 14, 2013. By Joan Walsh

President Obama campaigns for early childhood education. Examiner.com. February 14, 2013. By Elena Hart-Cohen

Do early childhood programs for poor kids work? Twin Cities Daily Planet. February 14, 2013. By Cynthia Boyd

President Obama: They deserve a vote. National Catholic Reporter, February 14, 2013. By Morna Murray

Long-term benefits of early ed are realStar Tribune. February 14, 2013. By Art Rolnick and Rob Grunewald

In Alabama, a Model for Obama's Push to Expand PreschoolThe New York Times. February 14, 2013. By Motoko Rich

Do early childhood programs for poor kids work? MinnPost (Community Sketchbook). February 14, 2013. By Cynthia Boyd

Universal pre-school not the solution: ColumnUSA Today. February 14, 2013. By Kay Hymowitz

Nothing New Under the Wingnut Sun: A Coming Preschool Backlash? The Nation (Rick Perlstein blog). February 14, 2013. By Rick Perlstein

Can Obama Sell Universal Preschool to the GOP? The Atlantic Wire. February 14, 2013. By Elspeth Reeve

Pre-School Is Where Upward Mobility Begins. The Huffington Post. February 14, 2013. By Madeleine M. Kunin, First Female Governor of Vermont

Wonkbook: The real State of the Union question: Can any of it pass Congress? The Washington Post (Wonkblog). February 14, 2013. By Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas

A Closer Look at Obama's Universal Pre-K Proposal. Powerline. February 14, 2013. By Paul Mirengoff

Obama's pre-K planThe Washington Post. February 14, 2013. By Dylan Matthews

Plans to Expand Preschool UnveiledThe Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2013. By Stephanie Banchero

Does subsidised pre-school pay off? The Economist (Democracy in America). February 13, 2013. By W. W. Houston

The Complexities of Obama's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Plan. The New Republic. February 13, 2013. By Jonathan Cohn

Why the Most Significant Crime, Health, and Economic Policy Proposal in the State of the Union Was an Educational PolicyChicago Magazine (The 312 blog). February 13, 2013. By Whet Moser

Can We Really Give Everyone Access to High Quality Preschool? The Daily Beast. February 13, 2013. By Megan McArdle

Hey Congress: Pre-K is a better investment than the stock marketThe Washington Post (Wonkblog). February 13, 2013. By Dylan Matthews

6 Game-Changing Ideas in the State of the Union. Think Progress. February 13, 2013. By Igor Volsky

Should We Have Universal Pre-K Like Obama Is Proposing? Forbes (Modeled Behavior blog). February 12, 2013. By Adam Ozimek

Obama proposes universal pre-schoolThe Washington Post (Post Politics blog). February 12, 2013. By Lyndsey Layton