March 1, 2006 Economics and Finance • Governance and Accountability • State & Local
There is abundant evidence demonstrating that states should fund quality preschool programs. However, there is less research available to suggest how much funding is necessary for programs to achieve their desired effects. This NIEER report presents current state spending on preschool, identifies some aspects of programs that are clearly related to cost, and offers estimates of the state commitment necessary to achieve various levels of access and quality.
March 1, 2006 English Language Learners • Outcomes
This working paper explores whether the cognitive benefits of preschool education generalize to children from specific cultural or ethnolinguistic backgrounds, particularly children from the Hispanic population.
January 1, 2006 Economics and Finance • Governance and Accountability • Outcomes • State & Local
This paper develops a model that takes into account a wide range of assumptions for determining the long-term effects of early education on growth and the national economy.