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In addition to the high-profile original signatories, many of whom helped to draft BBA's mission statement, hundreds of people from across the country who agree with BBA’s mission continue to sign on. Join them!

Signatory Spotlight

James Heckman is an original BBA signatory and University of Chicago economist who received the Nobel Prize in economics in 2000. Heckman is particularly well known for his estimates of societal returns to investments in quality early childhood education programs.

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Share the BBA Principles

Help us spread the message that children who are prepared to learn, well nourished, and healthy, who have access to enriching activities, and whose teachers are held accountable in reliable, supportive ways are better able to take advantage of all that school has to offer.

Narrowing the achievement gap requires us to attack poverty, not schools. Decades of research affirm James Coleman’s findings that family and community factors are major drivers of achievement gaps. It's time for a Broader, Bolder Approach to Education!

Increase access to children’s mental health services.  Children exposed to toxic stress factors have a greater chance of developmental delay. We need a Broader, Bolder Approach to Education!

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Communities across the country are making Broader Bolder Approaches realities. Click on the map to connect with BBA activities of interest and to share one-page examples of successful community-level Broader Bolder Approaches.

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Broader, BOLDER Approach to Education

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