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Read our 2014 Annual Report

In addition to profiles of grantees and messages from our President and Board Chair, our new Annual Report includes two substantive essays on topics related to our research focus areas. Senior Program Office Kim Dumont reflects on what we’ve learned over five years of funding studies on the use of research evidence in decisions that […]

Foundation News & Events

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New Report: Use of Research Evidence: Social Services Portfolio

Outlining specific opportunities and challenges that policymakers and practitioners face in integrating research evidence into their work, Susan Maciolek highlights the complexity of the use of research evidence in policy and practice, and provides examples of the potential value it may add to youth-serving systems.

Grant Announcements

Nine researchers have been named as the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. The grants announced this cycle include the first research projects funded under the Foundation’s focus on understanding the programs, policies, and practices that can reduce inequality among young people in the U.S. Through this new focus area, launched in 2014, […]

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Insight & Analysis

It is time for all of us to give education research the attention it deserves.

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President's Comment

I’m excited to meet up with colleagues and talk about important topics in education research and practice at the upcoming meeting of the American Education Research Association.

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Higher Education

What will it take to improve the quality of instruction in higher education? An important first step is the ability to measure quality.

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Reducing Inequality

How can a global perspective inform policies to reduce social inequality and improve social mobility?

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Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce the 2015 class of William T. Grant Scholars. Launched in 1982, the Scholars Program supports the professional development of promising early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. To date, the program has sponsored more than 150 up-and-coming researchers. Each Scholar will receive $350,000 to execute rigorous five-year research […]

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President's Comment

Inequality has long affected families and communities in the U.S. and around the world, and it has risen to the forefront for policy makers who seek effective responses to this complex and far-reaching issue.

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New Report: Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.

Featured Grantee

We found that low-income boys who live alongside more affluent neighbors engaged in more antisocial behavior than their low-income peers growing up in concentrated poverty.

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Featured Grantee

Without a willingness to explore a full range of possible contributions to continued inequality, our analyses are incomplete, and our interventions may miss the mark.

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New Report Outlines Areas for Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Families

In Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues explore how inequality plays out along six dimensions of disadvantage particular to immigrant-origin families, outline how developments in educational and family contexts can alleviate unequal outcomes and opportunities, and introduce four broad areas of future research that may inform […]