HighScope is a nationally reknowned educational research institute headquartered in the Hutchinson House, just north of Ypsilanti's Depot Town.

From their website, http://www.highscope.org/:​

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope's mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.

HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898, USA Phone: 734-485-2000 Fax: 734-485-0704

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"It's not that direct instruction caused delinquency," said Larry Schweinhart, director of the HighScope Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Mich., which conducted the study and developed the play-based curriculum that Arlington uses in all 31 of its preschool classes for low-income children. "But it wasn't preventing it. It wasn't giving kids an opportunity to develop socially."