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NIEER spotlights national and international news regarding preschool education in its magazine, Preschool Matters. Each issue features articles on early education - from research studies and public funding to facilities development and teacher training. You can also read interviews with newsmakers (from government leaders and policymakers to researchers and advocates), thought-provoking columns from NIEER Director Steve Barnett, and more in our archives below.

Over the years, we’ve striven to provide you with high-quality articles that treat early childhood education and care issues in the context of research, policy implications, and practice. We’ve also brought the same motivation for high-quality work to our blog, Preschool Matters…Today! As we move into the digital age, we will no longer be printing Preschool Matters. Instead, please visit http://preschoolmatters.org/ to subscribe to our blog for all the latest news and analysis on today’s issues surrounding preschool education.

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March/April 2011 – Volume 9, Number 1
Funding Pre-K in Tough Times: More Focus on Data-Driven Decision Making Policy Alignment
May/June 2010 – Volume 8, Number 2
New York Takes a Fresh Look at Universal Pre-K
January/February 2010 – Volume 8, Number 1
2010 Will Be a Tough Year for Pre-K in Many States
April/May 2009 – Volume 7, Number 1
Can State Pre-K Be Saved?

November/December 2008 – Volume 6, Number 3
British Research Confirms Benefits of Preschool for All

July/August 2008 – Volume 6, Number 2
Looking at Play the Healthy Way
March/April 2008 – Volume 6, Number 1
State-Funded Pre-K Passes the Million-Child Mark
November/December 2007 – Volume 5, Number 5
Public Investment in Early Care and Education is an Efficient Way to Strengthen Our Future Workforce
August/September 2007 – Volume 5, Number 4
Study of Abbott Preschool Program Finds Positive Effects
June/July 2007 – Volume 5, Number 3
Pre-K’s Big Question: Where Will We Put the Kids?
February/March 2007 – Volume 5, Number 2
2006 State Preschool Yearbook Shows New Highs, a New Low
December/January 2007 – Volume 5, Number 1
Docs For Tots: A Fresh Voice For Quality Early Childhood Education
October/November 2006 – Volume 4, Number 6
Initiative to Give Pre-K Teachers Tools for High-Quality Inclusive Classrooms
August/September 2006 – Volume 4, Number 5
What Pre-K Teacher Shortage?
May/June 2006 – Volume 4, Number 4
Can More Full-Day Pre-K Address the Readiness Gap?
March/April 2006 – Volume 4, Number 2
Pre-K Inclusion Program Benefits All
December/January 2006 – Volume 4, Number 1
New Report Refines Views About Child Care’s Long-Term Effects
October 2005 – Volume 3, Number 4
Pre-K Claims in School Finance Lawsuits Reflect Shift in Strategy
June/July 2005 – Volume 3, Number 3
Seattle Early Literacy Program Creates Innovative System for School Readiness
March/April 2005 – Volume 3, Number 2
New Turning Point for Public Pre-K? New State Investments in Early Ed
January/February 2005 – Volume 3, Number 1
More States Find Virtue In ‘Sin Taxes’, New Way to Pay for Early Education
November/December 2004 – Volume 2, Number 5
State Pre-K Report: Disparities Abound Despite Progress, Many Still Left Behind
September/October 2004 – Volume 2, Number 4
Hawaii Calls State Summit on School Readiness; Alliance Presses for UPK
June/July 2004 – Volume 2, Number 3
Setting The Bar For Quality: States Debate What It Means To Be ‘Ready’ For School
April/May 2004 – Volume 2, Number 2
Judge Sees Quality Pre-K Necessary Part Of ‘Adequate’ Public Schools
Winter 2004 – Volume 2, Number 1
Starting At 3! A New Program Aims To Establish Legal Right To Preschool Programs
December 2003 – Volume 1, Number 3
Federal Reserve Economist Urges Much Wider Public Investment In Preschool
October/November 2003 – Volume 1, Number 2
A New Yardstick For Quality Of Pre-K: Check The Size Of Teachers’ Paychecks
August/September 2003 – Volume 1, Number 1
America Shortchanges Its Preschoolers: Few States Require Teacher Training