News and Updates
Save the Date for our 6th Annual MIYB Lunch
We're ramping up for our 6th Annual Make It Your Business lunch featuring keynote speaker Ron Haskins. Haskins is Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families and Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.
We hope you can join us!
Thursday April 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Portland Art Museum
Quality Preschool Will Reduce Future Crime Rates
Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton makes the case for why Oregon lawmakers should expand access to early childhood education.
Quotes from What We're Reading This Week
"When an entire community comes together to support its poorest kids and help them succeed in school, that's evidence of a whole new mindset at work -- one that accepts responsibility, not excuses." Read more
"...chronic stress during pregnancy and early childhood is one of the strongest predictors of chronic disease." Read more
"New research involving young Latino and Spanish-speaking children confirms that widely available public programs help dual-language learners make important academic gains." Read more
Paul Nyhan Writes about one of the Oldest PreK-3rd Programs in the Country
On EdCentral, Paul Nyhan writes about the University of Minnesota's pre-k through 3rd grade program and how it has used its federal Investing in Innovation grant over the past few years.
10 Oregon Legislators Call on Congressional Budget Committee to Increase Federal Investments in Early Learning
Ten Oregon legislators from across the state have signed a letter addressed to Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, members of the Congressional Budget Conference Committee. The letter urges them to increase federal investments in early childhood education. In tough economic times, these investments are more important than ever.
Gov. Kitzhaber will run for 4th term
Governor Kitzhaber announced at Earl Boyles Elementary, site of our Early Works initiative, that he will run for a fourth term.
Breaking New Ground
We broke ground today on a brand new early learning wing and neighborhood center at Earl Boyles. The new wing will mean access to high-quality early learning and support for all neighborhood children and families. As Superintendent Don Grotting said this morning, "It's really simple... let's stop that achievement gap from happening by closing it from birth."
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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)