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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 […]

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Measuring Research Use

The frameworks and tools of behavioral science have significant potential to overcome persistent challenges regarding the measurement, tracking, and analysis of research evidence use.

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Measuring Research Use

Big-data can provide a means of measuring research use that provides significant insights with a favorable balance of costs and benefits.

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Reducing Inequality

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.

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Applying for Grants

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 […]

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Foundation News & Events

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 […]

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Featured Grantee

By refining and integrating multiple theories, Chorpita has designed a model that focuses on supervisor and supervisee interactions, to help them more readily access, understand, and apply research evidence in the pursuit of improving outcomes for young people.

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Research Grants

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 […]

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Foundation News & Events

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 […]

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Foundation News & Events

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 […]

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Featured Grantee

Community-based mixed-methods research can be especially valuable in identifying and understanding strategies to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

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Featured Grantee

Recognizing that structure and function are complementary ways of understanding brokerage will be important to facilitating the use of research evidence.

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Applying for Grants

In this post, we share some observations about the work that has been proposed thus far, as well as tips for potential applicants as they prepare their letters of inquiry.

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Applying for Grants

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).

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Applying for Grants

In this video, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont outlines the three lines of inquiry the Foundation has prioritized, as well as what our program staff and reviewers look for in letters of inquiry and full proposals in our improving the use of research evidence focus area.

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