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As we move forward, our educational systems will need to more clearly define what is valued and recognized as evidence.
Three William T. Grant Scholars will be receiving Mentoring Grants this year. Donald Chi, Adriana Galvan, and Tamara Leech will receive support to enhance their mentoring relationships with young researchers of color. “Academics generally receive strong technical and methodological training, but less support around mentorship,” said Vivian Tseng, vice president of program. “This grant fosters […]
We’re pleased to announce three new research grants in support of our interests in understanding the use of research evidence and in understanding everyday youth settings that affect young people. We’ve also awarded two capacity-building grants that will support connections between research and practice. “These studies contribute to our efforts to improve the use and […]
In this video, produced by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, Vivian Tseng challenges the traditional paradigm of moving from “research to practice.” She suggests that researchers and evaluators need to think differently about the ways that research is acquired and used, and she describes steps […]
Prior research and development demonstrate that social policies can reduce inequality and its effects on young people, yet wide disparities remain. Substantial new efforts are needed to identify approaches that will reduce inequality in youth outcomes for future generations.
Technological advances and globalization have transformed the American economy over the past four decades, posing enormous challenges for America’s public schools. The advanced skills needed to earn a good living in today’s labor market have placed greater demands on our nation’s schools. Strong skills and post-secondary educational credentials determine labor market earnings much more than […]
When policymakers, practitioners, and others use research evidence, they do so within a web of human relationships. The strength of research evidence alone doesn’t guarantee consistent interpretation or its implementation. But the quality of relationships does matter when it comes to understanding and using research evidence–and trust is a critical factor for determining the quality […]
Read our 2013 Annual Report
Our 2013 Annual Report contains profiles of grantees, an overview of our focus areas and grantmaking programs, and essays, including Adam Gamoran’s “Inequality is the Problem: Prioritizing Research on Reducing Inequality” and Kim DuMont’s “Realizing the Potential for Research in Child Welfare.”
With more than five-million English-language learners in U.S. schools, a research-based consensus is needed to assess classroom practices that promote their school achievement. Classroom Qualities for English Language Learners in Language Arts Instruction (CQELL) is an observation tool that can help define and identify effective language instruction in elementary schools. English-language learners (ELLs) represent over […]
Located in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx, the nonprofit organization Rocking the Boat is making a huge difference in the lives of low-income youth. By teaching kids to sail, the organization strengthens math and science skills and builds self-esteem in participants. “Kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids.” Through its after-school […]