COVID-19’s effects have underscored the ways our nation’s history of racism, bias, and discrimination are embedded in our health, social, and economic systems. But recent, substantial federal aid and an improving revenue outlook in many states are offering states a historic chance: they can make policy choices that repeat and exacerbate these inequities, which also will slow the economy’s recovery, or they can set another course — toward antiracist, equitable, and inclusive policies that build an economic recovery that extends to all people. This article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provides three principles to guide the recovery work.
Article July 22, 2021
Learn more about the HOPE work to ensure that each child, regardless of race, neighborhood, or family income, has equitable opportunities to achieve positive health and education outcomes. This overview looks at efforts underway in Alabama, California, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
Podcast July 12, 2021
This series focuses on the importance of strong state and community connections for developing early childhood systems that make a difference for all children. You’ll hear about some key ingredients needed to build and sustain this work, as well as lessons learned from some of the early developers.
Website June 24, 2021
Check out this website, Durham’s Partnership for Children, for information on North Carolina’s Pre-K program.