Andrus Center for Public Policy
The Andrus Center for Public Policy advances the legacy issues of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus — wise use of our environmental resources and public lands, proper funding of education for our children and the cultivation of leadership from all segments of our society.The Andrus Center provides a nationally respected forum for addressing vital public policy issues of our time. Our well attended events highlight independent, nonpartisan engagement on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West, and the United States.
What does quality Early Childhood Education look like?
We believe the time is right to revisit and reevaluate the state’s conversation about early learning, and towards this end, we are focusing our annual Andrus Lecture on early childhood education. Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, Professor Steven Barnett, Ph.D. will give a FREE lecture on February 12, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the Boise State University Student Union Simplot Ballroom.
Dr. Barnett’s research includes studies of the economics of early care and education including costs and benefits, the long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s learning and development, and the distribution of educational opportunities. Our goal is to facilitate a nonpartisan dialogue that engages many voices on the subject of early learning opportunities, whether these children are cared for at home or in another setting.