In Brief: Nov. 1, 1999

THE WONDER YEARS For 27 years, researchers at the University of North Carolina followed the progress of children enrolled in quality child-care programs. Last week they revealed that those who attended such programs soon after birth through kindergarten maintained the positive effects of the education into adulthood, doing better on reading and math tests than those who didn't receive such an education.

TRICK OR TREAT Last week the Federal Trade Commission cracked down on Web businesses that entice kids with games and entertainment in exchange for personal information they then sell to marketers. As part of the Children's Online Privacy...

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