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Use of Research Evidence

Increasing research rigor is not sufficient, and making evidence available on a website won’t get it used. Users need ongoing engagement around research.

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Justice System

John Laub’s new paper outlines areas where researchers might focus their efforts in order to identify responses to inequality in the justice system.

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Use of Research Evidence

Here are five lessons my colleagues and I have learned through a decade of work at the William T. Grant Foundation to bridge research to policy.

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Reducing Inequality

The goal of Building Knowledge for Social Justice was to elevate the ways that scholars and their institutions could participate in a movement to reduce inequality in American society.

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Reducing Inequality

We believe that improved inequality scholarship should be one component of efforts to improve young people’s opportunities.

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Insight & Analysis

In 2011 – 2012, I studied two leading community-based programs for youth who have dropped out of high school—observing activities, interviewing staff, and tracking participants for one year. I focused on programs at the community level because, although they receive little attention, these programs are where most young adults are served.

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Insight & Analysis

How do local, community-based programs for dropouts work? Do they make a difference for their participants? Programs developed and managed locally serve large numbers of youth, and their innovations are often the foundation for major national initiatives, including YouthBuild, STRIVE, and others. Yet most research in this area has focused on multi-site, national initiatives. While […]

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Insight & Analysis

Here are four lessons learned from our 26 years of fruitful partnerships with researchers at the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.

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Use of Research Evidence

As we move forward, our educational systems will need to more clearly define what is valued and recognized as evidence.

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Use of Research Evidence

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 […]

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