September 2023

This evaluation brief by the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) shares findings from the first year of implementation in Michigan communities. First 10 pilot sites addressed barriers that limit families’ access to school readiness services;  aligned pre-K and Kindergarten practices; and improved collaboration among schools, early childhood programs, and community partners; among other successes.

A photo of MI First 10 team.
Education Week, 
February 2020

Over the past decade, David Jacobson has had the opportunity to research and work with communities that are attempting to bridge the divides thwarting efforts to improve outcomes for low-income children and their families. Read about four strategies that can help get the first 10 years of children’s lives right.