Equity Work by State

State early childhood advocates across the country are undertaking the research, conversations, and policy planning necessary to better center equity in their work for their state’s youngest kids.

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California: Recommendations on Centering Racial Equity in the State's 2020 Budget

Advancement Project California — Our allies in California issued a policy brief that calls for doubling down on the strategic investments the state needs to build a foundation for healthy, sustainable, and successful educational outcomes for all students, especially for historically disadvantaged students. (June 2020)

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Ohio: The Ohio Early Childhood Race and Equity Report

Groundwork Ohio — Our allies in Ohio published the Ohio Early Childhood Race and Rural Equity Report to bring greater understanding among policymakers and stakeholders of how race and location matters to the policies, institutions, and systems that shape the future for children and families in Ohio. Taking action begins with honest and sincere conversations. (Alliance Funded) (November 2018)

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Washington: Equity from the Inside Out

Children's Alliance — At a recent Allies Summit, our Washington allies presented three questions that they use to center equity and practices they observe to 'hardwire" equity into their advocacy work. (Alliance Funded) (November 2017)