Daithi Wolfe

Home Visiting and Child Health Care are in Trouble

BAD NEWS! Congress let funding expire for two crucial federal resources for America’s young children, the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is terrible news for Wisconsin’s children and their families. Many of you have been involved in helping these programs grow: The Governor and […]

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Wisconsin Kindergarten Readiness Study Shows Serious Disparities for Children of Color and Economically Disadvantaged

We have known for some time that Wisconsin’s gap between black and white students in graduation rates and fourth –grade testing are the largest in the nation. A new study, Kindergarten  Readiness in Wisconsin, provides a first-time look at inequalities in school readiness among Wisconsin’s kindergarten students with a large sample size. Findings include: About […]

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Key Findings from the Rating YoungStar Report

A very thorough research report examining Wisconsin’s YoungStar program was published in June 2017, completed by Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and written by Rob Grunewald, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Grunewald also co-authored the 2012 report just as YoungStar was getting launched, “The Economic Power of Early Childhood Education in Wisconsin”, […]

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