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Articles written by NIEER and published by outside organizations

Journal Articles

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

November 1, 2005

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Using Pressure and Support to Create a Qualified Workforce

March 1, 2005
Sharon Ryan and Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study examining the impact of a system of pressure and support to motivate preschool teachers toward obtaining a teaching credential by a set deadline.

Head Start’s Lasting Benefits

January 1, 2005
W. Steven Barnett and Jason T. Hustedt

This article provides an overview of research on the federal Head Start program and its lasting benefits.

States’ Efforts in Improving the Qualifications of Early Care and Education Teachers

May 1, 2004
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper describes efforts by individual states to improve preschool education teachers' qualifications and training.

What do teachers need? Practitioners’ perspectives on early childhood professional development

January 1, 2004
Debra J. Ackerman

This article discusses teacher professional development from the point of view of the early childhood practitioner.

Preschool: The Most Important Grade

April 1, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Research confirms long-term benefits of high-quality early education.