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NIEER spotlights national and international news regarding preschool education in its magazine, Preschool Matters. Each issue features articles on early education - from research studies and public funding to facilities development and teacher training. You can also read interviews with newsmakers (from government leaders and policymakers to researchers and advocates), thought-provoking columns from NIEER Director Steve Barnett, and more in our archives below.

Over the years, we’ve striven to provide you with high-quality articles that treat early childhood education and care issues in the context of research, policy implications, and practice. We’ve also brought the same motivation for high-quality work to our blog, Preschool Matters…Today! As we move into the digital age, we will no longer be printing Preschool Matters. Instead, please visit to subscribe to our blog for all the latest news and analysis on today’s issues surrounding preschool education.

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Volume 9, Number 1

April 2011

Funding Pre-K in Tough Times: More Focus on Data-Driven Decision Making Policy Alignment

Volume 8, Number 2

June 2010

New York Takes a Fresh Look at Universal Pre-K

Volume 8, Number 1

February 2010

2010 Will Be a Tough Year for Pre-K in Many States

Volume 7, Number 1

May 2009

Can State Pre-K Be Saved?

Volume 6, Number 3

December 2008

British Research Confirms Benefits of Preschool for All

Volume 6, Number 2

August 2008

Looking at Play the Healthy Way

Volume 6, Number 1

April 2008

State-Funded Pre-K Passes the Million-Child Mark

Volume 5, Number 5

December 2007

Public Investment in Early Care and Education is an Efficient Way to Strengthen Our Future Workforce

Volume 5, Number 4

September 2007

Study of Abbott Preschool Program Finds Positive Effects

Volume 5, Number 3

July 2007

Pre-K’s Big Question: Where Will We Put the Kids?

Volume 5, Number 2

March 2007

2006 State Preschool Yearbook Shows New Highs, a New Low

Volume 5, Number 1

January 2007

Docs For Tots: A Fresh Voice For Quality Early Childhood Education