While research-practice partnerships have emerged as a promising means of creating and applying relevant research evidence in settings where young people grow and learn, we’ve lacked definition in terms of what constitutes an effective partnership and how RPPs, funders, and other stakeholders might gauge and demonstrate such effectiveness. Offering a clear picture of the common […]
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is the Wasserman Dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. His research in cultural psychology and psychological anthropology focuses on mass migration, globalization, and education. We talked with Dr. Suárez-Orozco about the subject of his recent Foundation-sponsored grant, “Humanitarianism and Mass Migration,” through which he convened a two-day workshop at […]
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. The project builds on earlier pilot work and is ultimately intended to inform the design of a future intervention to interrupt teachers’ explicit and implicit […]
We are proud to announce five new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people. Approved at the Foundation’s summer board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas. The online application for research grants […]
Four William T. Grant Scholars have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The Scholars will mentor promising post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks. The Scholars mentoring grant is designed to help William T. Grant Scholars hone their skills and abilities as mentors and […]
We are pleased to announce the Institutional Challenge Grant Selection Committee, a distinguished group of individuals who are deeply committed to advancing the work of research-practice partnerships, creating institutional change, and reducing inequality in youth outcomes. Launched in 2017, the Institutional Challenge Grant program encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies […]
As we approach the final application deadline of 2017, we share insights from recent grantees on how they identified a salient issue in their existing programs, developed a rationale for an improvement plan that would address the issue, and tracked the results of the improvement over time.
When and under what conditions can a district central office learn from external partners for their improvement efforts? External partners, such as vendors, consultants, and researchers, can share materials and expertise to support instructional improvement efforts in districts. An increasing number of these external partners, whom district leaders reach out to all the time, draw […]
Apply Now for a Youth Service Improvement Grant
The William T. Grant Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants support nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City. These awards of $25,000 help improve programs and services for youth ages 5 to 25. The online application opens on July 10, 2017, and all applications must be received by September 7, 2017 at 3:00 […]
Having been a part of both the research and policy communities, I can say with even greater confidence that, while the daily activities and priorities of education researchers and policymakers or practitioners may be different, their ultimate goals are remarkably similar.