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This policy report clears up some common misconceptions about preschool's effectiveness and benefits, particularly in regards to the Obama administration's recent fact sheet on investing in early education.

NIEER Director Steve Barnett presented the key note address at an international conference on “Early Childhood: Secure Childhood. Promising Future” at Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  His presentation and paper, jointly authored with NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores, was titled Investing in Early Childhood Education: A Global Perspective.

NIEER Director Steve Barnett presented the key note address at an international conference on “Early Childhood: Secure Childhood. Promising Future” at Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  His presentation and paper, jointly authored with NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores, was titled Investing in Early Childhood Education: A Global Perspective.

Milagros Nores, NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, joined Columbia University’s celebration of 50 years of Latin American studies at the school by speaking about early childhood education research and policy at “A Conversation on Education Across the Americas.” This event featured a panel made up of alumni from the university’s Teachers College. The other panelists were Ryan Burgess (Inter-American Development Bank), Veronica Cabezas (Universidad Católica de Chile), Paulo Da Silva (New York University), Adrian Franco (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), and Adriana Vilela (Organization of American States). The entire event was recorded and can be watched on Teachers College's YouTube page. Dr. Nores' presentation was entitled "Early Childhood Development in Lation America: A Cost-Effective poverty eradication srategy."

Explores programs and policies that help alleviate problems brought on from poverty, with a particular focus on children's potential.

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