U.S. Education Secretary and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director to Hold Press Call on 2011 State of Preschool Yearbook

U.S. Education Secretary and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director to Hold Press Call on 2011 State of Preschool Yearbook

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steve Barnett will hold a press call at 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 3 to discuss the NIEER 10th Anniversary release of the State of Preschool Yearbook. The call will coincide with NIEER's release of the 2011 report which outlines states' efforts to deliver high-quality preschool education to children most in need.

The 2011 State Preschool Yearbook is the latest in a decade of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. The Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2010-2011 school year, including rankings of all 50 states on quality standards, funding and access to state preschool programs since 2001. The report is embargoed for 12:01 a.m. EDT on April 10.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director Steve Barnett

What :

Press call to discuss NIEER 10th Anniversary release of the State of Preschool Yearbook

When :

2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Note: Secretary Duncan will join the call at 2:40 p.m.

Where :

To register for the call, contact James Elias at jelias@hagersharp.com by Monday, April 2 at 5 pm ET.