In the wake of the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, several leaders in the education field have put together resources for educators who wish to guide discussions and make space for reflection with their students. Please see a list below. We may add to this list as more resources become available.
Dear Colleagues, I can’t even begin with “On days like this,” because there has been no day like yesterday, no events like this in our Capitol, in our living memory. It is a time that stirs anger, sadness, and deep distress. What we saw yesterday was a threat to our country and our democracy, propelled… Continue Reading
In an opinion piece published in EdSource today, Heising-Simons Foundation Board Chair Liz Simons shares her perspective on California’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, announced earlier this month. The piece commends California’s template to build a comprehensive early learning and care system over the next decade, and also recognizes the tremendous strain providers are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in November 2020.
The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship program began collecting basic demographic data from all applicants beginning with the 2018-2019 program cycle. The Foundation is committed to monitoring the operation of its application, review, and award processes to identify and address any inequities based on the gender, ethnicity, race or educational legacy of applicants. The gender, ethnicity, … Continue Reading