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Evidence at the Crossroads

Evidence doesn’t turn itself into policy, especially when it contradicts prevailing paradigms or entrenched funding streams. If we are serious about a What Works movement, we can’t allow ourselves or other decision makers to pick and choose which results we want to act upon.

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Scholars Program

We are proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 William T. Grant Scholars Program. These 10 early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 63 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and selection committee.

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Applying for Grants

We are shifting our focus from understanding how and under what conditions research is used to understanding how to create those conditions in order to improve the use of research evidence.

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New Report: The Role of Exclusion, Social Capital, and Generic Social Processes in Upward Mobility

Despite top-down measures and informal trends that would seem to encourage integration by providing opportunities for social interactions across socioeconomic and racial divisions, social exclusion persists in the United States, particularly among the poor and disadvantaged.

Applying for Grants

Updated for 2016, our new application guides describe the Foundation’s current research focus areas and outline our funding priorities for research grants.

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Evidence at the Crossroads

We need a cookbook full of recipes for effective practice, but even better is knowing how to create recipes for effective practice from the ingredients on hand in the local kitchen.

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Evidence at the Crossroads

If our search for effective reforms for educational practice is successful, having strong and reliable evidence on implementation will be crucial for enacting real reform in our schools.

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Evidence at the Crossroads

Evidence-based policy is expanding its reach, this time by showing new ways to influence behavior, improve the efficiency of government programs, and save money.

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Evidence at the Crossroads

As the evidence movement matures, it is increasingly clear that we need to build on lessons not only from clear successes, but also from interventions that have not worked. Neither program developers nor researchers can tackle this task in isolation.

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Changing the Conversation

In this video, Program Officer Vivian Louie leads a discussion and Q&A on strategies for applicants to develop strong letters of inquiry for research grants in our reducing inequality focus area. The goal of this webinar is for potential applicants to gain a better understanding of our interests and develop strong letters of inquiry, specifically […]

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