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Supports for Preschool STEM Learners and the Teachers Who Teach Them


December 1, 2013 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

At the recent STEM Smart Conference, NIEER Assistant Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman presented on the SciMath-DLL project, involves the design, development, and testing of a professional development model that integrates supports for dual language learners with high-quality math and science instruction. This session described the evidence that supports SciMath-DLL, engages participants in hands-on activities that illustrate…

Impacts of a Science and Math Professional Development Project for Pre-K Teachers of Dual-Language Learners


May 1, 2013 English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

NIEER Assistant Research Professors Alissa Lange and Kimberly Brenneman presented a poster at the American Education Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. The poster, entitled “Impacts of a Science and Math Professional Development Project for Pre-K Teachers of Dual-Language Learners (DLLs),” summarized findings from the SciMath-DLL project’s first two years. This National Science Foundation-funded…

Promoting a Culture of Inclusion for Birth-Third Grade Systems within State and Local Education Agencies


May 1, 2013 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumSpecial EducationState & Local

With this presentation, NIEER Senior Fellow Jim Squires discussed the implications of a birth-third grade framework to support and advance fully inclusive services across state and local education systems. “Opening the Doors to Inclusion” was the theme of the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute sponsored by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute in…

Congressional Briefing: The State of Preschool 2012


April 1, 2013 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Presentation by NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett at the Congressional Briefing on April 30, 2013 accompanying the release of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook in Washington, DC.

Early Childhood Choices and Hispanic Families


April 1, 2013 AccessEnglish Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

This presentation looks at the rates in which children who are Hispanic and/or English language learners enroll in preschool and the impact of pre-K on their learning outcomes. NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at the “Creating a Pipeline to Preschool: Moving Paterson Children to Success” conference in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Nores’s presentation focused on Hispanic…

The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook Press Conference


April 1, 2013 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Remarks and presentation by NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett at the release of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook in Washington, DC. The state of preschool in America is a state of emergency, devastated by the Great Recession and the failure of our leaders to prioritize early educational opportunity. 

The Economics of Early Childhood Programs: Lasting Benefits and Large Returns


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at a conference at Loyola University in Chicago entitled “Early Childhood Education for the Future: The Creative Use of Public-Private Partnerships to Provide Cost-Effective, High-Quality School Readiness Program.” Dr. Nores was part of a panel discussing the educational, social and economic benefits of preschool education along with Sara…

Literacy Development: The Why and How of Early Education


March 1, 2013 Quality and Curriculum

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers presented on early literacy experiences in the preschool classroom. At the “Prepare for Life! Raising Awareness for Early Literacy Education” conference in Leipzig, Germany, NIEER’s Dr. Shannon Riley-Ayers gave this presentation on language and literacy learning during the preschool years, discussing some of the research base on this important…

Early Childhood Development in Latin America: A Cost-Effective Poverty Eradication Strategy


November 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

Milagros Nores, NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, joined Columbia University’s celebration of 50 years of Latin American studies at the school by speaking about early childhood education research and policy at “A Conversation on Education Across the Americas.” This event featured a panel made up of alumni from the university’s Teachers College. The other panelists…

Investing in Better Early Care and Education to Improve Human Development


October 1, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted

NIEER Director Steve Barnett spoke about the return on investment in supporting pre-K with public funding at the Global HR Forum in Seoul, South Korea.