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HEC-TV Features Fellows’ Early Childhood Education System Design Process

HEC-TV Features Fellows’ Early Childhood Education System Design Process

How do we reimagine and redesign St. Louis’ early childhood education system to be more equitable? HEC-TV interviewed a number of the Tomorrow Builders to find out how they’re approaching this challenge!

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Tomorrow Builders Launch Design Phase, Call on Parents + Educators to join Solution Teams

Tomorrow Builders Launch Design Phase, Call on Parents + Educators to join Solution Teams

Over the last four months, we’ve researched until our eyes crossed, bonded until our eyes filled with tears of righteous anger, and reimagined early childhood education (ECE) until our eyes shone with the hope of a better tomorrow.

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18 North and West St. Louis City Residents Commit to Advocate for Education Justice

18 North and West St. Louis City Residents Commit to Advocate for Education Justice

The cohorts emerged to pursue policy reform that decreases racial disparity in K-12 education.

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Just Released—More Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census

Just Released—More Black than Blue: Politics and Power in the 2019 Black Census

Black Futures Lab just released the results of the largest survey of Black people in the United States since Reconstruction.

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Krysta Grangeno: “Expanding quality access is imperative.”

Krysta Grangeno: “Expanding quality access is imperative.”

Reporters with the Higher Education Channel interviewed a number of the Tomorrow Builders earlier this month to learn more about their efforts to reimagine and redesign our region’s early childhood education system to be more equitable.

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Nominate an education advocate & your favorite teacher!

Nominate an education advocate & your favorite teacher!

Take a moment to reflect and celebrate community members by nominating someone special to apply this spring’s Power-Building Academy.

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We celebrated our one-year anniversary last week!

We celebrated our one-year anniversary last week!

Over these past twelve months, we have trained and supported 44 community members with developing new solutions and advocating for policy change for children in East St. Louis and St. Louis City.

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Rise 189 Update & Call to Testify at the School Board Meeting

Rise 189 Update & Call to Testify at the School Board Meeting

In March Rise 189 members met with Superintendent Culver and testified at the district’s monthly school board meeting.

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St. Louis Founder La’Crassia Wilderness Wins Business Support Grant

St. Louis Founder La’Crassia Wilderness Wins Business Support Grant

Congratulations to La’Crassia Wilderness, founder of Butter Love by L.C. and winner of WEPOWER’s Dream of Change Entrepreneurship Survey drawing for a $1,500 business support grant!

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St. Louis City School Board Candidate Questionnaire

St. Louis City School Board Candidate Questionnaire

The Better Budgets, Better Schools coalition developed questions to ask the candidates running for two open seats on the Board of Education. Their responses are included here.