Supporting Research
to Improve the Lives of Young People

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.

Evidence-based Policy 2.0

What might Evidence-based Policy 2.0 Look Like?

by Vivian Tseng

Vivian Tseng imagines a more responsive and collaborative “EBP 2.0,” and highlights the importance of engagement, trust, and interaction in bringing about smarter policies and more relevant research.

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Teenagers’ Theories About Inequality

Teenagers’ Theories About Inequality

by Constance Flanagan

Based on her new book, Teenage Citizens: The Political Theories of the Young, Connie Flanagan's new blog post underlines how educational, social, and economic inequalities color teens' political views and perceptions of why some people are rich and others are poor.

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Research-Practice Partnerships Microsite

We've launched a new microsite to serve as a “one stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education. The resource-rich site is a collaboration with the Forum for Youth Investment, and is a culmination of the Foundation’s learning community of research–practice partnerships, which was convened twice annually from 2012-2014

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Understanding Inequality and the Justice System Response: Charting a New Way Forward


In the second paper in our series on inequality, John Laub explores the intersections of inequality, crime, and the justice system. He argues that social inequality both contributes to and is magnified by inequality in the justice system, and calls for new research on the justice system response to inequality and on new policies and programs that may reduce inequality in this domain.

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