Tim Bartik http://wmuk.org en WestSouthwest: Women at the beginning of the computer age http://wmuk.org/post/westsouthwest-women-beginning-computer-age <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>ENIAC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> project, launched shortly after World War II, is seen as a key moment in the beginning of the computer age.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:48:21 +0000 Gordon Evans 11704 at http://wmuk.org WestSouthwest: Women at the beginning of the computer age Upjohn Institute report finds short-term benefits of pre-school program http://wmuk.org/post/upjohn-institute-report-finds-short-term-benefits-pre-school-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A new report by the <a href="http://research.upjohn.org/up_workingpapers/198/">Upjohn Institute for Employment Research</a> finds positive academic effects from the <a href="http://www.kcready4s.org/">Kalamazoo County Ready4s</a> program.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:32:05 +0000 Gordon Evans 6302 at http://wmuk.org Upjohn Institute report finds short-term benefits of pre-school program Upjohn Institute Economist says state increase in early childhood education is "major step forward" http://wmuk.org/post/upjohn-institute-economist-says-state-increase-early-childhood-education-major-step-forward <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan's education budget for the next fiscal year includes a major increase in funding for state-funded pre-school.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 10:31:06 +0000 Gordon Evans 5611 at http://wmuk.org Upjohn Institute Economist says state increase in early childhood education is "major step forward" Kalamazoo economist weighs in after NPR segement on benefit of pre-kindergarten education http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-economist-weighs-after-npr-segement-benefit-pre-kindergarten-education <p>The issue of high-quality pre-school education has been getting much attention at the state and national level in the last few weeks. It was also the subject of an<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/18/172298073/is-the-call-for-universal-pre-kindergaren-warranted"> NPR segment on Monday</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:40:13 +0000 Gordon Evans 2444 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo economist weighs in after NPR segement on benefit of pre-kindergarten education