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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…

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…

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. 

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…

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.

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…

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…

Presentation to the U.S. Department of Education on AVANCE


March 1, 2013 Outcomes

This presentation looks at the research on AVANCE’s early childhood education and care programs. NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, Milagros Nores, joined a panel of other presenters on March 7 to speak to the U.S. Department of Education on the AVANCE program. Specifically, Dr. Nores spoke on NIEER’s ethnographic study on the benefits of AVANCE’s…

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…

Presentation on Third Grade Reading Success


January 1, 2013 Outcomes

Thomas Schultz, CEELO Senior Scientist and Program Director at the Council of Chief State School Officers, presented to the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee early childhood work group on January 7. This presentation focused on third grade reading success, highlighting evidence of disparities and gaps between low- and high-risk students and providing evidence on why…