Author: Heising-Simons Foundation

Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, July 2019

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 July 2019. Ways to Better Serve Often-Misunderstood English-Learners With… Continue Reading

Op-Ed by Board Chair Liz Simons on Early Childhood Education and Women’s Rights

“In Gavin Newsom, California finally has a governor who gets the need for high quality, accessible early childhood education and care. His budget makes a down payment of nearly $2 billion addressing the early years. And yet a recent poll conducted by the Policy Analysis for California Education and the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education shows that California voters rank early childhood spending below other educational priorities,” Heising-Simons Foundation Board Chair and co-founder Liz Simons writes in an Op-Ed for CalMatters this week.

Northwest Passage Project: Exploring a Changing Arctic

The consequences of climate change are dramatically observable in the Arctic region. From July 18 to August 4, US and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will study vital signs of a rapidly changing Arctic Ocean this summer, and offer the public a chance to share the experience in real time.