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Page: Rebecca Nagle

Rebecca Nagle 2020 Recipient “Rebecca Nagle’s reporting employs deep investigations and an affecting, accessible voice to shine light on an overlooked and still-unfolding history. Her print and audio series about a current U.S. Supreme Court case concerning tribal sovereignty and the struggle for land in Oklahoma lucidly breaks down a complex and hugely consequential story… Continue Reading

Post: Grants Approved in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud of the grants and partnerships we develop to advance the issues we care about, and we believe in being transparent about our grantmaking with our partners and the public.

Page: Effective Governance of State Early Childhood Education Systems

In order to deliver high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs at scale, there must be a coherent state ECE system that delivers services efficiently and effectively to the families that need them the most. The long-term goal of the Effective Governance of State ECE Systems major initiative is to support states in creating robust, functional… Continue Reading

Page: Ready for Emerging Bilingual Learners

California is endowed with a wealth of cultural and linguistic diversity. An estimated 60 percent of children under age 5 speak a language other than English at home, and the state’s early childhood education system enrolls more of these bilingual learners than any other in the United States. However, stark opportunity and outcome gaps exist… Continue Reading

Post: Lifting Up Family Voices in California: New Online Resource

The Heising-Simons Foundation’s Education program invests in opportunities that seek to break the link between demography and outcomes. One area of focus for this strategy is elevating family voices to improve public services for families of young children in California, and ensure children receive the early experiences that support their long-term learning and development.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, December 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 December 2019.