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Grant Announcements

Two new grants have been awarded for projects that are connecting researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

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Insight & Analysis

Intermediaries can’t solve all the problems related to the use of research evidence by policymakers and practitioners, but they can serve as effective bridges between the producers and users. Understanding the conditions that enable intermediaries to be effective is key to sustaining these important connections.

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Featured Grantee

Research is sometimes a messy process, full of trial and error, vision and revision. Recent scholarship has indicated that the use of research evidence can be messy, too. In Democracy, Deliberation, and Education, I venture into the messy setting of research use to better understand how school board members, as local educational policymakers, encounter various […]

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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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Reducing Inequality

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

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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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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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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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