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"Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies."
—Desmond Tutu
News and Resources

Register for the 2017 QRIS National Meeting!

Register today for the 2017 QRIS National Meeting in Dallas, Texas! If you like saving money, be sure to register by March 15th to receive the early-bird discount. After listening to your feedback from last year’s meeting, we added more pre-conference sessions and new session formats to make this year’s meeting more interactive and engaging. Visit our website for more details. Once you have registered, let us know on Twitter using the hashtag #2017qrismeeting.  

External News and Resources
Evaluation of Delaware Stars for Early Success: Final Report

Funded by Delaware’s RTT-ELC grant and prepared by the RAND Corporation, this third and final report on Delaware Stars for Early Success focuses primarily on questions related to its ratings validation. The report also provides new information pertaining to key components of the QRIS.

Launch of the Leaders Collaborative Toolkit on fabrikONE

The Leaders Collaborative Toolkit from Smart Start provides leaders with the necessary tools to facilitate community-wide dialogue, organize cross-sector collaborations, strengthen their leadership competencies, and act upon a single data point to reduce disparities for young children. Structure of the toolkit includes an overview of the Leaders Collaborative model and all of its contents to support those considering offering a leadership-development model within their local community, region or state. Remarking on the content and experience of this training, one collaborative member said it “completely transformed the way we do our work.” For more details, click here and register for this free toolkit today.

Prenatal to Age 3: A Comprehensive, Racially Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development

Prenatal to Age 3 highlights early childhood policies that confront racial equity. Focusing on Minnesota, the plan describes how to promote social, economic, health, and educational equity by broadening the state’s current early childhood public-policy focus on early education and service programs. Recommendations include funding efforts that promote positive early experiences; safe, stable, and nurturing relationships; economic security; and building upon assets and capacities of all families and communities. Prenatal to Age 3 is a plan for action. It acknowledges the reality that some children need more or different opportunities than others and it supports legislative agendas grounded in racial equity and opportunities for all children to succeed. To learn more about this plan, click here.

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