Nishank Varshney

Nishank Varshney
University of Minnesota Twin Cities | UMN · Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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Parent involvement has long been considered a key component of early childhood programs. Yet efforts to engage parents have waned in recent years when policy and research support have focused on promoting children’s school readiness skills with few resources devoted to family support services. This chapter illustrates the central role that parental...
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This article evaluates the long-term impacts of the Chicago Child-Parent Centers (CPC), a comprehensive early childhood program launched in the 1960s, on physical and mental health outcomes. This study follows a cohort of 1539 participants born in 1979–1980 and surveyed most recently at age 35–37 by employing a matched study design that included al...
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This paper examines the impact on parent involvement in second grade in the Midwest Child-Parent Centers (MCPC), a high-quality preschool-to-third-grade school reform model. A new focus of research on early childhood programs is understanding how early childhood learning gains can be sustained. Two-generation programs that provide diverse family se...
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The Delhi government in India launched a program known as the ‘Doorstep Delivery of Public Services’ (DDPS) scheme in 2018. As this is a first-of-its-kind program across the world, in this article, I discuss the needs, benefits, and concerns around its implementation and expansion.
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Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act mandates non-minority private unaided schools to keep aside at least 25% of their entry-level seats for children belonging to disadvantaged sections to create a more integrated and inclusive schooling system. But its implementation experience has been far from satisfactory. More than half of the states...
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This report titled State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c) provides an overview of the status of implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act. Section 12(1)(c) mandates that private unaided schools keep aside 25 percent of their entry level seats for children belonging to economically weaker sections and disadvantaged categories....

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