Ready for School, Ready for Life


Tuesday, May 17, Calder Policy Briefing: Ready for School, Ready for Life


Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research is hosting a policy briefing in cooperation with:


The Honorable Bob Dold (R-10th) and

The Honorable Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) of Illinois


Over the years, many efforts have been made to improve early-learning environments as a means to boost Americans' job and life prospects. Several new studies are fueling thought-provoking ideas as to what policymakers, parents, and researchers should consider when retooling early-education policies. Join our four experts as they discuss some of this new evidence and what it means for program design and implementation.




"What Do Preschool Quality and Costs Tell Us About Having Targeted or Universal Programs?"


Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Associate Professor of Education and Social Policy and IPR Fellow, Northwestern University; and Director of The Hamilton Project


"Not All Preschools Are Created Equal: What Matters Most and How Best to Measure Quality"


Terri Sabol Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Associate, Northwestern University


"Preschool: A Promising Platform to Expand Life Opportunities for Children and Parents"

Lindsay-Chase Lansdale Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Associate Provost for Faculty, and IPR Fellow, Northwestern University


Moderated by David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics, and IPR Director and Fellow, Northwestern University 

To be held from NOON to 1:30 PM EDT in 2325 Rayburn  

House Office Building, Room 2325

50 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.

* Registration is required by Thursday, May 12. 
Register at: 

Seating is limited, so please reserve your place as soon as possible. Lunch will be served. 

For more information, contact Ellen Dunleavy at

Washington D.C.
Event Time: 
May 2016