Menu Close

The NIEER blog reporting on research, policy, and practice

Preschool Matters Today

Don’t Just Nod—Do Something


October 19, 2016 Quality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted
by W. Steven Barnett

Policymakers often sidestep complicated or controversial issues by nodding– to indicate how much they would really like to be on your side–then sighing loudly and, finally, remarking that, indeed, “The devil is in the details.” Well, say hello to the “devil.” Last year, more than 1200 researchers signed a consensus statement describing in some detail…

A Fresh Look at the State of Preschool


May 9, 2016 State & LocalUniversal and Targeted

The National Institute for Early Education Research will release its latest findings on the state of preschool on Thursday, May 12 in New York City. If this sounds like a new venue for the yearbook’s release, it is—and not without reason. Joining me and the research team at the press conference will be Mayor Bill de…