November 13, 2009

In this Issue:

  1. 2010 Parts B and C Formula Grant Award Application Packages Available Online
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs - November 12, 2009
  2. Early Lessons - Podcast about the Perry Preschool Project
      Source: American RadioWorks - Retrieved November 13, 2009
  3. NBER Working Paper - The Rate of Return to the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program
      Source: National Bureau of Economic Research - November 9, 2009

1. 2010 Parts B and C Formula Grant Award Application Packages Available Online

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs - November 12, 2009

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has posted information and application packages for receiving Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010 grant awards under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) online. To learn more and to download the application packages, go to http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/2010apps.html

2. Early Lessons - Podcast about the Perry Preschool Project

Source: American RadioWorks - Retrieved November 13, 2009

The Perry Preschool Project was the first major study to examine the impact of a high-quality preschool program on the lives of African American children who were born in poverty. A new podcast on American RadioWorks, entitled Early Lessons by Emily Hanford, discusses the experiences of people directly involved in the project. It includes interviews with teachers who were at the school and personal descriptions of what the experience was like. For more information and to access the podcast, go to http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/preschool/

3. NBER Working Paper - The Rate of Return to the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research - November 9, 2009

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has published a new Working Paper, entitled The Rate of Return to the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program (November 2009), by James J. Heckman, Seong Hyeok Moon, Rodrigo Pinto, Peter A. Savelyev, Adam Yavitz. To read an abstract or to download the full report, go to http://papers.nber.org/papers/w15471