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Investment in pre-K will save Florida billions of dollars


June 27, 2002

A state investment in quality pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds will save Florida between $2 billion and $3 billion per each wave of 4-year-olds, according to a nationally recognized expert in education economics. Steve Barnett, Ph.D., director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, says the estimate takes into account money saved…

Pew Trusts awards Rutgers $5.3 million grant for national institute


January 14, 2002

Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education (GSE) has been awarded a $5.3 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to establish a national institute for the research and support of early childhood education initiatives, it was announced today. The National Institute for Early Education Research will support new research initiatives and work with policy makers, advocates…