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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud to regularly see many of our 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 articles that have featured our grantees in the past month:

Four Education Priorities Democrats and Republicans Can Agree On
Education Week, May 9, 2017
David Jacobson, senior project director at grantee Education Development Center, highlights a range of early childhood education policies that enjoy broad bipartisan support.

UC Berkeley Researchers Spot Never-Before-Seen Lava Waves on Volcanic Io, May 13, 2017
2017 Pegasi b Fellow Katherine de Kleer is the lead author of a study that has obtained a detailed map of sweeping waves around Loki Patera in Io, one of Jupiter’s many moons.

McAuliffe Proposes Statewide Carbon Cap
The Washington Post, May 16, 2017
Grantee Natural Resources Defense Council is quoted in this story about Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe announcing that the state will reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Alabama County Faces Lawsuit Over Pregnant Vet Jailed Because She Can’t Afford Freedom
Huffington Post, May 18, 2017
Grantees the Southern Law Poverty Center, Civil Rights Corps, and ACLU have filed a lawsuit asserting an Alabama county’s bail practices are unconstitutional.

Press Freedom Group Deploys $1M Bezos Gift, its Largest Ever, on Local Level
Columbia Journalism Review, May 24, 2017
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, has given a $1 million gift to grantee Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. It’s the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Preschool, a State-By-State Update
National Public Radio – Education, May 24, 2017
Grantee the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has released a report on the state of preschool policies and programs across the United States.

If you are a current Foundation grantee and would like to be featured in our “Making Headlines” series, please send us a note: [email protected].