BUILDing Strong Foundations

January 30, 2018

Posted by: Build Initiative
As Executive Director of the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, my role is to ensure that children and their families are surrounded and served by high-quality early learning services. To do this, we focus on a system that provides quality programming to reach all children, especially those who are most vulnerable.
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January 16, 2018

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Catch up on your reading this week! BUILD Initiative shares the latest on racial equity, health equity, suspension and expulsion, immigration, and early learning.
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January 15, 2018

Posted by: Build Initiative
Darlington County, South Carolina. These are the basics about the county: Nearly 42 percent Black or African-American. 56 percent White. Less than two percent Latino. Median income of $34,773. Seventeen percent of residents hold a bachelor’s degree. Thirteen percent of residents don’t have health insurance. Twenty-one percent of residents are living in poverty.
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January 15, 2018

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In Lamar, South Carolina, Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) fellow Darnell Byrd-McPherson was elected as the first African-American woman mayor. In an age where public discourse and identity politics would have us believe that we are at odds with our neighbors, Darnell’s running platform was simple: she wants to unify the community.
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January 05, 2018

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Catch up on early learning, health and racial equity reading.
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