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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 True Value of ECE


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesState & Local

This presentation includes findings from decades worth of research on preschool education and its benefits. NIEER Director Steven Barnett was one of the presenters at a Congressional briefing on the importance of investing in early childhood education, including economic benefits. Dr. Barnett presented the research findings on pre-K education’s outcomes, including NIEER’s most recent study…

CEELO Presentation to the North Central Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Meeting


January 1, 2013 AccessState & Local

Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros, NIEER’s Senior Project Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), presented to the North Central Comprehensive Cente r’s Advisory Board meeting in Denver, Colorado. The presentation shared an overview of early childhood policies in the region’s four states – Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Dr. Connors-Tadros discussed CEELO’s goals to build State Education Agencies’ capacity to support…

Early Education in Georgia: Making the Smart Choice


June 1, 2012 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

NIEER Senior Research Fellow Jim Squires gave this keynote address at the GeorgiaForward Education Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Experimental Comparison of Two-way & Monolingual Immersion in Preschool


June 1, 2012 English Language LearnersGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

At the Head Start National Research Conference in Washingon, DC, NIEER Director Steve Barnett spoke on instruction for English language learners in preschool education classrooms.

State Pre-K: Effectiveness, Access, and Support for Quality


May 1, 2012 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

At the 2012 national seminar of the Education Writers Association (EWA), NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores joined a panel on early learning research, which also included Steven Hicks from the U.S. Department of Education, Lindsey Allard Agnamba of School Readiness Consulting, and Thoughts on Public Education co-writer Kathryn Baron as moderator. Dr. Nores spoke on the…

The State of Preschool 2011: On the Edge of a Crisis


April 6, 2012 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Video – The Value of Pre-K: Mothers Discuss Preschool Benefits


July 16, 2010 State & Local

Parents of children in state-funded preschool education programs tell their personal stories in these interviews, available in both English and Spanish. These videos are made available for use by the media, educators and others. You may view them on YouTube, embed them on your site or download them. English Download The Value of Pre-K video Spanish Download El Valor de la Educación Preescolar video

2009 State Preschool Yearbook Webinar


June 1, 2010 AccessEconomics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumState & Local

State prekindergarten programs in the U.S. were featured in a June 29, 2010 webinar presented by NIEER Director Steve Barnett and the National Title I Association. Highlights from the presentation included trends in access, spending and quality standards as well as information on curriculum, English language learners, assessments, monitoring and family engagement.

Video – Preschool: America’s Best Investment


March 28, 2010 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Preschool: America’s Best Investment Can investing in high-quality early education reduce the demand for high-cost special education, social welfare and criminal justice systems? NIEER Director Steve Barnett makes this point in this new video, which features children in preschool and parents who weigh in on the issue. The 7-minute video, Preschool: America’s Best Investment, is…