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The Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children, Inc

Marie St. Fleur, President and CEO - "As a legislator I learned that: we must place as much value on early education as we do higher education if we are to close the achievement gap. That is why I, along with my colleagues in the House of Representatives, crafted the legislation that created the Department of Early Education and Care as a stand-alone department that focused and addressed the needs and issues of our youngest learners." Read more...

National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families - Summer Research Fellowship Program

We're pleased to announce a new summer research fellowship program for the newly-established National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, funded by the Administration for Children & Families. The goal of the fellowship program is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues of relevance to low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. The fellowship will provide graduate students with the opportunity to carry out research in an applied setting, and in ways that can impact both policy and programs serving Hispanic children and families. Read more...

GradNation.org

America's Promise Alliance, a partnership of hundreds of national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, has launched a new GradNation.org website. GradNation.org is the online community for those seeking to learn about, connect into and act on behalf of the GradNation movement. If you work on behalf of children and youth, you'll find innumerable resources here. Child Trends is a content partner for GradNation, providing reports from our work on early childhood development, mentoring, family engagement and other areas. Read more....

Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) presents Science for the Next Generation: Science & Engineering Practices Across the Disciplines

This hybrid course is sponsored by Fitchburg State University Extended Campus and Professional Studies Center and funded by the Central Massachusetts Readiness Center from March 1 through May 10, 2014. This course is focused on science and engineering practices and links to the Common Core Disciplines. Read more...

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