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Talk focuses on early education, March 12

"Early Childhood Education: Effective Use of Public Dollars" is the subject of a talk scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Delivering the lecture will be Steven Barnett and Ellen Frede, the director and co-director, respectively, of the National Institute for Early Education Research based at Rutgers University.

Barnett is a professor of education economics and public policy at Rutgers. His research includes studies of the economics of early care and education, the long-term effects of preschool programs on children's learning and development, and the distribution of educational opportunities.

Frede is an associate professor of elementary and childhood education at the College of New Jersey and former assistant to the commissioner for early childhood education at the New Jersey Department of Education. A developmental psychologist, Frede has focused her research primarily on investigating the impact of early childhood educations programs.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and the Education Research Section. It is part of the "Researcher Meets Policy-Maker" series.

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