Daphna Bassok, UVAReducing Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood Education Settings: Lessons from Research Policy Partnerships in Louisiana and Virginia

    September 30, 2021 12:30 pm

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    Early Childhood Initiative The early childhood education (ECE) workforce in the United States is characterized by low wages, limited benefits, high levels of stress, and high rates of turnover. These work conditions have negative implications for young children during a critical moment in their development. It is often posited that addressing the low wages of […]


    Color of Education 2021 – Day 1

    October 26, 2021 4:00 pm

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    Award-winning author and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will headline Color of Education 2021, a two-day virtual summit that will bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas and strategies that address systemic racial inequities in our education system. Hannah-Jones will speak on October 26th, 2021. Color of Education will include additional sessions focused […]


    Color of Education 2021 – Day 2

    October 27, 2021 4:00 pm

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    Color of Education 2021 is a two-day virtual summit that will bring together people from all over North Carolina to exchange ideas and strategies that address systemic racial inequities in the state’s education system. The summit will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 27, 2021, both days from 4:00 pm […]


    Tiffany Green, University of WI-MadisonStructural Racism and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Desired Pregnancies

    October 28, 2021 12:30 pm

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    Racial/ethnic disparities span many aspects of reproductive health and wellbeing in the United States, including maternal morbidity/maternal mortality and birth outcomes. A growing number of studies have examined the contribution of structural racism to racial/ethnic disparities in reproductive health. However, we have a limited understanding of the underlying pathways through which structural racism affects reproductive […]


    Natalie Foster and Aisha NyandoroWhat Happens When You Give People Money? The Future of Economic Security for Children and Families

    November 9, 2021 5:30 pm

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    Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series Dr. Aisha Nyandoro and Natalie Foster will discuss the powerful impacts a guaranteed income has on children and families. They will also suggest how the U.S. can make permanent the Child Tax Credit expansion, which provides a national guaranteed income for families under the American Rescue Plan. Nyandoro is CEO of […]


    Michal GaffreyEarly Childhood Initiative featuring Michael Gaffrey

    November 10, 2021 3:00 pm

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    Michael Gaffrey is an assistant professor at Duke University in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. He is also director of Duke’s Early Experience and the Developing Brain lab. Gaffrey is firmly committed to studying, treating, and advocating for the health and well-being of vulnerable infants and young children. To this end, his research endeavors […]


    Myra Jones-TaylorSulzberger Distinguished Lecture featuring Myra Jones-Taylor

    November 18, 2021 5:30 pm

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    Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series Myra Jones-Taylor is the Chief Policy Officer at ZERO TO THREE, the national leader on infant-toddler policy and program development. There, she leads the development and implementation of the organization’s policy agenda, priorities and strategies; oversees the Policy Center, which includes federal and state policy and advocacy; and serves as the […]