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Elliot Tucker-Drob discusses long-term impact of preschool education

Posted: March 21, 2013
(From left) Aletha Huston, Leah Newkirk Meunier HDFS alumna;  Elliot Tucker-Drob; Elizabeth Gershoff. Photographer: Meghan Mullaney, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences

(From left) Aletha Huston, Leah Newkirk Meunier HDFS alumna; Elliot Tucker-Drob; Elizabeth Gershoff. Photographer: Meghan Mullaney, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences

Eliot Tucker-Drob, assistant professor of psychology, joined a panel of experts and public policy leaders for a discussion about the long-term effects of high-quality early education at a public event hosted by the United Way for Greater Austin on March 19.

The panelists – including two Human Development and Family Sciences professors from The University of Texas at Austin – examined the return on investment for early education, as well as the advantages pre-kindergarten has for all students, particularly those most economically vulnerable.

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