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Type: Grantee Voices

Dr. Rebecca Gomez Q&A with Child Care Aware of America

“We came so very close to getting a historic entitlement for child care in this country via Build Back Better, [and] even though we did not succeed, I think it’s important to recognize that advocates and organizers have, working in coalition, fundamentally changed the conversation about child care in this country,” said Dr. Rebecca Gomez in a Q&A with grantee Child Care Aware® of America.

A Multi-Faceted View of Solar System Worlds

To Dr. Katherine de Kleer, science is at its best when diverse areas of study converge. Her career is an inspired case in point, drawing people and perspectives together to sharpen our understanding of the enormous, enigmatic cosmos.

Grantee Publications, September – October 2023

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to highlight publications by grantees. We encourage you to look through their inspiring work. Email us at [email protected] if you would like us to share any publications. Early Educator Investment Collaborative Advancing ECE Workforce Compensation and Equity: Key Conditions for a National Lead Teacher Certification Date of Publication: September 2023 …

Collaboration Meets Inspiration to Advance Planetary Science

Hot Jupiters. Super-Earths. There is nothing like these types of exoplanets in our own solar system—which makes them an ideal focus for Dr. Songhu Wang’s research. His goal is to explore how our solar system fits into the grander scheme of the cosmos.

Looking to Clouds in the Search for Habitable Exoplanets

What can clouds on distant planets tell us in our search for habitable planets elsewhere? How could the next generation of telescopes amplify our understanding of exoplanet atmospheres?

Grantee Partner Publications, July– August 2023

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to highlight publications by grantee partners. We encourage you to look through their inspiring work. Email us at [email protected] if you would like us to share any publications. TransLash Media A Voice for Anti-Trans, Mass Media Date of Publication: July 13, 2023Type of Publication: Podcast EpisodeFoundation Initiative: Journalism – Stanford …

Imagery that Moves Planets and People

A glowing dot passes behind a blackened circle and reappears on the other side. Four luminous pin pricks orbit a dark central body. These moving images are not models. They are real exoplanets: directly observed, recorded, and time-lapsed, inviting people around the world to glimpse distant solar systems and their dynamics over more than a decade—in just seconds.

The Carceral Carousel: Q&A with Grantees Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Detention Watch Network

Over the past three decades, the federal immigration and criminal legal systems have become increasingly intertwined. Using the criminalization of Black and brown people as a tool, these two systems, working in tandem, have driven up rates of arrest, incarceration, and deportation, fueling the growth of the prison industry and leading to the separation of both citizen and noncitizen families.

Q&A With Grantee MomsRising: What President Biden’s Executive Order Means for Child Care

In April 2023, the Biden administration signed a historic Care Executive Order to expand access to affordable, high-quality care, and provide support for care workers and family caregivers. Notable provisions include directives to federal agencies to increase compensation for the early childhood workforce, increase subsidy reimbursement rates, strengthen benefits, and reduce family costs. It also …