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Research grantee David Yeager is studying whether an exercise that instills in students the idea that intelligence can be developed over time can reduce disparities in math achievement. While numerous studies have focused on such “growth mindset” interventions, which encourage students to think in ways that support learning, Yeager’s project contributes to the literature by […]
By expanding and equalizing youth civic engagement, we can begin improve youth outcomes. Research helps by making diagnoses and solutions more rigorous and precise, but youth must be part of the conversation.
Fred Wulczyn and Amy Dworsky are investigating how the outcomes of youth in congregate care settings vary by state, and whether and how this variability contributes to racial and ethnic differences in rates of youth running away from foster care.
Improving achievement for English learners by strengthening educational policy and practice would contribute meaningfully to reducing inequality in the outcomes of young people in the United States. In this webinar, Foundation president Adam Gamoran outlines lessons from the literature on academic tracking, which may yield new directions for research toward this end. Karen Thompson, of […]
We are proud to announce six new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people. Approved at the Foundation’s fall board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas. The online application for research grants […]
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 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.
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is the Wasserman Dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. His research in cultural psychology and psychological anthropology focuses on mass migration, globalization, and education. We talked with Dr. Suárez-Orozco about the subject of his recent Foundation-sponsored grant, “Humanitarianism and Mass Migration,” through which he convened a two-day workshop at […]
Grantee Amy Halberstadt is examining the extent to which practices that reduce racial bias among teachers can respond to gaps in academic and disciplinary outcomes between Black and White students. The project builds on earlier pilot work and is ultimately intended to inform the design of a future intervention to interrupt teachers’ explicit and implicit […]
We are proud to announce five new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people. Approved at the Foundation’s summer board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas. The online application for research grants […]
We are happy to announce three new research grants and one Distinguished Fellowship, approved in March 2017. Three new research grantees will focus on reducing inequality in youth outcomes. Amy Hsin and her team will examine the effects of two policies intended to increase the college persistence of undocumented youth. Nikki Jones and colleagues will […]
Community-based mixed-methods research can be especially valuable in identifying and understanding strategies to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
At the William T. Grant Foundation, we have made it a priority to support research on reducing inequality among young people in the United States. A key area for progress is in the policies, programs and practices to reduce unequal opportunities and outcomes for English learners (ELs).
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce five research grants awarded in October, 2016, which will increase our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and one grant that will improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. All of the inequality grantees will conduct […]
Five new research grants will build stronger theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas of reducing inequality and the use of research evidence.
Reflecting on the odds of upward mobility in light of a widening opportunity gap in the United States, Harvard’s Robert Putnam states simply: “Any notion that you can ‘pull yourself up by your boot straps’ sounds ridiculous now.”