Volume 12, Issue 9

Thursday, April 25, 2013

NIEER Activities

Yearbook 2012 banner

The National Institute for Early Education Research will be releasing the 2012 edition of its annual report, The State of Preschool. The report series has annually tracked funding, access, and policies for state preschool programs since 2002. It serves as a resource for policymakers, advocates, and researchers to make more informed decisions about state-funded preschool education. This year’s report documents for the 2011-2012 school year the effects of individual state decisions, the Great Recession, and longer term trends. The report’s startling findings this year are not to be missed.

April 29, 2013, 10-11am EDT

The National Press Club's Holeman Lounge

529 14th Street, NW

NIEER Director Steven Barnett will report on the findings of this year's report and then join a panel to discuss its implications.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

AFT President Randi Weingarten

Vanguard Chairman Emeritus Jack Brennan

LAUP CEO Celia Ayala

NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett


The following day we'll hold a Congressional briefing, co-sponsored with First Focus, to discuss the findings of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook.

April 30, 2013, 12-1pm EDT

SD-106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The report provides information on what is happening in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.  States to be highlighted at the event include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. Panelists will discuss the implications for federal policy and audience members will have substantial opportunity for questions.


W. Steven Barnett, NIEER

Ron Haskins, The Brookings Institution, former Senior White House Adviser to President George W. Bush

Roberto Rodriguez, White House Domestic Policy Council

Moderator: Bruce Lesley, First Focus

Please contact info@nieer.org to RSVP to either event.