The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.

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Featured Updates

Featured Grantee

The Color of Emotion: Teachers’ Racialized Interpretations of Children’s Emotion and Student Outcomes

Grantee Amy Halberstadt is examining the extent to which practices that reduce racial bias among teachers can respond to gaps in academic and disciplinary outcomes between Black and White students.

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Staff Writing

Research-Practice Partnerships: Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement

In this new paper, published in SRCD’s Social Policy Report, Vivian Tseng, John Q. Easton, and Lauren Supplee discuss how research-practice partnerships challenge researchers and practitioners to work together in new ways in order to improve education and human services, and ultimately to enhance child and youth outcomes.

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Featured Grantee

Disrupted Lives: The Forceful Displacement of Refugee Children and New Directions for Research

We talked with Marcelo Suárez-Orozco about the subject of his recent Foundation-sponsored grant, “Humanitarianism and Mass Migration,” through which he convened a two-day workshop at UCLA in partnership with the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Ross Institute. Here, Suárez-Orozco discusses ideas presented at the workshop, which will be collected in an upcoming volume of papers addressing potential policy levers to interrupt the marginalization of new refugees and immigrants and, ultimately, reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

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