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.

Partnering with Researchers: 4 Lessons

By Tom Roderick 

Tom Roderick of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility shares how working with researchers has provided “crucial insights” and “powerful new ideas” to improve programs and enrich the Center’s work. 

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Inequality is the Problem--What's our Response?

By Adam Gamoran 

Social policies can alleviate many of the serious economic and social consequences of inequality in the U.S. High-quality social science research can play an important role in identifying programs, policies, and practices that are most effective.

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For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways or Merely Stops Along the Way?

By Peter Kleinbard

A look at the pathways to education and employment that are available for young adults who drop out of school and are unemployed.

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Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy, and Practice

Kara S. Finnigan and Alan C. Daly, Editors

Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly illustrate how and when research evidence gets into the hands of policymakers and practitioners. This book uncovers issues around the accessibility and visibility of academic research and other types of evidence at all levels of the K-12 school system.

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