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Tulsa World

CAP Tulsa and OSU-CHS medical students provide health screenings→

November 2, 2016

CAP Tulsa provided free health screenings for all the students at the early childhood center on Tuesday. The screenings included vision and hearing tests, growth assessment, dental exams and physicals if needed as well as lead tests.


The Atlantic

Light Research Hasn’t Slowed Pre-K Expansion→

October 27, 2016

Gormley, Deborah Phillips, and Sara Anderson released findings in August of this year that show there are positive, long-term benefits for children participating in Tulsa’s Community Action Project Head Start Program. According to the study published by Developmental Psychology, participation in the CAP Head Start “produced significant positive effects on achievement test scores in math and on both grade retention and chronic absenteeism for middle-school students as a whole.”


NewsOn6

Tulsa’s Head Start Program Shows Measurable Results→

October 12, 2016

Tracking students who first enrolled in 2004 in Head Start programs run by Tulsa's Community Action Project, and comparing them to classmates who didn't attend an early-childhood program, the research shows the CAP children scored significantly higher on state math achievement tests in middle school, were much less likely to repeat a grade and were much less likely to be chronically absent.


Tulsa World

Rogers top student got his edge in Head Start→

September 9, 2016

He has been part of ongoing research involving Tulsa’s Head Start program to evaluate the long-range effectiveness of early education programs. Last month, the latest study from Georgetown University showed that gains found among Tulsa’s Head Start students going into kindergarten and first grade can last into high school.


Education Week

Studies on Head Start Bolster Arguments for Long-Term Impact→

August 30, 2016

Whether Head Start can work "is an antiquated question at this point," said Deborah Phillips, a professor of psychology at Georgetown University and the co-author of a study that looked at middle school outcomes for children who took part in a Head Start program in Tulsa, Okla. "The answer is, yes it can," Phillips said. "The question now is, under what circumstances does the Head Start program produce these effects?"


News 9

Educate Oklahoma: Pre-K→

August 26, 2016

Steven Dow is the director of Tulsa's Community Action Project, one of Oklahoma's largest anti-poverty agencies, and a partner with the Tulsa, Union and Sand Springs school districts in providing enhanced birth-to-four-year old education that includes enrichment and parenting training for families


NPR

Research On Tulsa’s Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains→

August 22, 2016

Tulsa's biggest Head Start program, which is run by CAP Tulsa, a nonprofit group that serves 3- to 4-year-olds. It looked at how the students in the program were faring years later. And it found clear benefits for children who'd gone through the program. I talked with Phillips and asked her to summarize her findings.


Tulsa World

Head Start proving long-term gains in Tulsa→

August 21, 2016

Progress made as 4-year-olds has the most lasting impact for girls, white and Hispanic children, English Language Learners and those who are enrolled in the free-lunch program. That’s from the latest report in a long-term evaluation project by Georgetown University researchers, who began following the Tulsa children in 2001. The Tulsa Head Start program is administered by the Community Action Project.


KGOU

Tulsa Head Start Program Produces Lasting Positive Effects→

August 18, 2016

An analysis of participants in a Tulsa Head Start program found many indicators that the federal early-education program works — and the positive effects last into middle school. Overall, participants in the Community Action Project Head Start program had higher math scores, lower rates of grade retention and were less likely to be chronically absent.


Oklahoma Watch

Tulsa Head Start Program Produces Lasting Positive Effects→

August 17, 2016

n analysis of participants in a Tulsa Head Start program found many indicators that the federal early-education program works — and the positive effects last into middle school. Overall, participants in the Community Action Project Head Start program had higher math scores, lower rates of grade retention and were less likely to be chronically absent.