Tim Bartik

ENIAC programmers
9:48 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

WestSouthwest: Women at the beginning of the computer age

Jean Jennings Bartik in 1946
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WestSouthwest with Tim Bartik and Kathy Kleiman

The ENIAC project, launched shortly after World War II, is seen as a key moment in the beginning of the computer age. 

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3:32 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Upjohn Institute report finds short-term benefits of pre-school program

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Interview with Tim Bartik


A new report by the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research finds positive academic effects from the Kalamazoo County Ready4s program.

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Early childhood education
6:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Upjohn Institute Economist says state increase in early childhood education is "major step forward"

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Interview with Tim Bartik


Michigan's education budget for the next fiscal year includes a major increase in funding for state-funded pre-school. 

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Pre-Kindergarten education
12:40 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Kalamazoo economist weighs in after NPR segement on benefit of pre-kindergarten education

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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 NPR segment on Monday.

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7:43 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Snyder's call for more early childhood education funds welcomed by advocates

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Upjohn Institute Economist Tim Bartik says current per-child funding isn't enough to run a quality program
MORE OF THIS: Gov. Rick Snyder joined a growing chorus of political and business voices in favor of increased funding for Michigan's Great Start Readiness preschool program. (Bridge photo/Lance Wynn) By Chris Andrews/Bridge Magazine contributor Thousands of low-and moderate-income children took a step closer to the preschool classroom with Wednesday night's call for additional early childhood investment by Michigan Gov.