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5th Annual Make It Your Business Lunch
Thank you to all of our supporters and generous sponsors for helping to make our 5th annual event a great success! If you missed the event, it's not too late to participate. We invite you to watch the videos from the event embedded below, and make a donation to support our ongoing work.
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Remembering Lynn Lundquist
Farmer, rancher and teacher. Lawmaker, leader and advocate. At home in the country and at work in the city, Lynn Lundquist lived a purpose-driven life anchored by his singular commitment to Oregon and the people who live here. Read more.
Early Education for All
President Obama announced in his State of the Union address that he intends to "make high-quality preschool available to every child in America." We have been thrilled to watch the conversation play out on the national stage as to how best to improve outcomes for children before they reach kindergarten. Here is what we've been reading:
Early Education for All Americans - White House Press Release
How Obama's New Early Learning Plan Could Actually Happen - New York Magazine
The Complexities of Obama's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Plan - The New Republic
State of the Union features historic focus on early education - The Hechinger Report
Few States Extend Preschool to All 4-Year-Olds - New York Times
When Families Fail - New York Times
10 Years of Championing Early Education
Watch the video below, which debuted at our 5th annual Make It Your Business event, to learn more about our accomplishments over the past ten years, and the progress of our Early Works initiative. (Video by Kate Raphael/Studio Kate)