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NIEER Director Steve Barnett spoke about the return on investment in supporting pre-K with public funding at the Global HR Forum in Seoul, South Korea.

In this Spanish-language presentation, NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett discussed investing in the first five years of life to promote children's healthy development. Dr. Barnett gave this presentation at the Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He spoke on the importance of public investments in early education for children to reach their full potential.

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.

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