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How Data Helped Head Start Centers Tackle a 'No Show' Problem

Christina A. Samuels

Education Week

Jun 19, 2018

What do you do when you build a preschool class—but many of the children never show up?

That's what happened at the Head Start program overseen by the Community Action Project of Tulsa in Oklahoma, or CAP Tulsa for short. In September 2016, 135 preschoolers—fully 10 percent of the program's Head Start population—never appeared at the start of the school year, even though their parents had enrolled them.