State Programs

Publications and Research

The multi-year study of New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program shows that children in the state’s most disadvantaged communities who participate in the pre-K program make significant gains in literacy, language, math and science through 4th and 5th grade.

This presentation includes findings from decades worth of research on preschool education and its benefits.

Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros, NIEER’s Senior Project Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), presented to the North Central Comprehensive Center’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 children’s school readiness and future academic success.

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

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.

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