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

New Resource

Assessing Research-Practice Partnerships: Five Dimensions of Effectiveness

Drawn from the experiences of existing research-practice partnerships, this new grantee paper outlines the common goals that cut across diverse types of RPPs and provides guidance on where to look for evidence that these goals are being met. The resource comprises a unified framework for assessing partnerships, and includes a section on using and customizing the tool.

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

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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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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