Steven Barnett

Steven Barnett Portrait
Scholar in Residence
May 2-6, 2016

Director, National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers
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Dr. Steven Barnett is Board of Governors professor of education and the director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University and has served as a consultant for early childhood policy for many states and national leaders around the world.

His research includes wide ranging studies on early childhood policy and economics, including research on long-term effects of early education programs, benefit-cost analyses of the Perry Preschool and Abecedarian programs, randomized trials of alternative approaches to educating bilingual/migrant populations and the Tools of the Mind curriculum, and the series of State Preschool Yearbooks providing annual state-by-state analyses of progress in public pre-K. Dr. Barnett is the second in a series of scholars in residence focusing their research on the role of community philanthropy in expanding quality early childhood education in Arkansas through the Good to Great initiative.

This project is a collaboration between the Center on Community Philanthropy, The Arkansas Public Policy Panel, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas State University Childhood Services, and the Arkansas Community Foundation.