Art Rolnick serves as a co-director for the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota. He previously served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior vice president and director of research and as an associate economist with the Federal Open Market Committee—the monetary policymaking body for the Federal Reserve System. He is a board member of several Minneapolis nonprofit firms, including the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation and Ready 4 K, an advocacy organization for early childhood development. A recipient of numerous awards for his work in early childhood development, he was named Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly magazine in 2005. Rolnick holds degrees in mathematics and economics from Wayne State University and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.
New PreK-3 Registry [off site]
Report on Special Education Costs [off site]
Video touts benefits of Parent Aware [off site to YouTube.com], video by Parents Aware for School Readiness
Past News and Events
i3 Grant Announcement, December 22, 2011
High-quality preschool for poor kids under 3 would eliminate achievement gap, MinnPost, January 20, 2014 [off site]
Art Rolnick featured in "Are We Crazy About Our Kids?" Raising of America documentary, June 2013 [off site]