Publications and Research
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.
At the inaugural meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network, NIEER Director Steven Barnett gave this presentation on the benefits of high-quality preschool education.
At the Social Wealth Indicators workshop, organized by the Center for Partnership Studies, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett spoke on recommendations for preschool indicators as part of a session dedicated to discussion of civil society, education, employment, health, and poverty indicators.
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 benefits of investing in prekindergarten programs and the current state of preschool education in the U.S.
The 2011 Yearbook examines the 2010-2011 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first Yearbook collected data on the 2001-2002 school year. Twenty-eight percent of America’s 4-year-olds were enrolled in a state-funded preschool program in the 2010-2011 school year even as per child funding was cut, stressing the importance of ensuring quality in existing programs and expanding access to all children.