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The Value of Higher Education for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Renewing Communities is a four-year initiative based in California that seeks to provide high-quality courses to students inside prisons and jails, and to help formerly incarcerated students on college campuses transform their lives. Continue Reading

Science Explained: Watch MinutePhysics’ Video on Neutrinos

Explaining complex science concepts in simple and entertaining ways for a general audience can be a hard task, but theoretical physicist Henry Reich has carved out a special place in the YouTube-sphere doing exactly that. In its latest video, supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program, MinutePhysics explains the surprising characteristics of “neutrino oscillations.” Continue Reading

DREME Launches Free Math Resources for Teacher Educators

The Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME) Network has launched DREME TE, a new website with free early math resources for teacher educators.… Continue Reading

Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud to regularly see many of our grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert… Continue Reading

2016 State of Preschool Yearbook Released

Student enrollment in state-funded preschool programs has reached an all-time high, according to the 2016 State of Preschool Yearbook published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). However, access to high-quality programs still varies significantly from state to state. Continue Reading

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