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PDG B-5: Goals and Opportunities for New Mexico

September 17, 2018 FederalOutcomesState & Local

On September 6, 2018, CEELO  Senior Project Director Lori Connors-Tadros led a discussion of the goals and opportunities of the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth to 5 (PDG B-5) program to a cross-sector group of stakeholders convened by Early Learning New Mexico. The  presentation outlined goals of the new federal preschool development grant and opportunities for New Mexico to use federal funding…

Social and Emotional Learning: Keys to School and Workplace Success

August 27, 2018 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in conjunction with the Pacific Resources for Educational Learning Pacific Regional Comprehensive Center, in August 2018 hosted a professional development training entitled “Social & Emotional Learning: Keys to School and Workplace Success.” Participants received trained on topics including identifying the components of Social & Emotional Learning; understanding the role of Social & Emotional Learning in an integrated, developmentally appropriate…

A Look at Prekindergarten Across the Country

August 17, 2018 Economics and FinanceState & Local

NIEER Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist Karin Garver  and  CEELO Senior Project Director Lori Connors-Tadros  presented a webinar hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures discussing  The State of Preschool 2017 yearbook , and calculating costs for quality using the  CPQ&R  tool. The webinar was part of NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Webinar Series. The NCSL Care and Education project covers a range of policy…

Behind the Benchmarks Webinar

October 13, 2017 AssessmentQuality and CurriculumState & Local

NIEER’s webinar provided an overview of changes to  State of Preschool report  quality standards benchmarks, reasons for the updates and policies that should be in place to meet the new benchmarks. Presenters included NIEER Founder and Senior Co-Director Steve Barnett and yearbook co-author Allison Friedman-Krauss Ph.D., along with representatives from Michigan, Alabama, and New Mexico discussing how they have integrated or plan…

State Preschool Programs: Annual Yearbook Update

July 28, 2017 Quality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

The State of Preschool 2016 authors NIEER Senior Co-Director W. Steven Barnett and Assistant Research Professor Allison Friedman-Krauss were recently featured in a National Conference of State Legislatures webinar discussing key findings from the annual state preschool yearbook. Collecting data since 2001, NIEER researchers highlight the state data and national trends, focusing on quality and access, and the latest state spending numbers on preschool…

NJ’s Preschool Expansion Districts: Progress and Evaluation Results After One Year

May 1, 2017 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Jessica Francis, Ph.D.

Poster presented by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Jessica Francis at SCRD 2017 Summary of Results & Discussion Over just one year of implementation, the quality of New Jersey’s preschool expansion classrooms has improved immensely. This is based on findings from an external evaluation of all 122 classrooms in 17 districts: • Average ECERS-3 score was…

ECEC Evaluation: What Can We Learn From the Past?

July 1, 2014 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Research and Use of Evaluation to Influence ECEC Policy

June 1, 2014 AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

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.