Steven Barnett

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. Barnett's recent publications include "Effectiveness of early educational intervention" in the journal Science.