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New Report Outlines Areas for Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Families
In Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues explore how inequality plays out along six dimensions of disadvantage particular to immigrant-origin families, outline how developments in educational and family contexts can alleviate unequal outcomes and opportunities, and introduce four broad areas of future research that may inform […]
John Laub’s new paper outlines areas where researchers might focus their efforts in order to identify responses to inequality in the justice system.
New Report: Understanding Inequality and the Justice System Response
John Laub argues that social inequality both contributes to and is magnified by inequality in the justice system, and outlines areas where research may yield effective responses.
New Resources for Guidance on Applying for 2015 Research Grants and Fellowships
Updated for 2015, our new application guides describe the Foundation’s research focus areas and provide answers to frequently asked questions about the application process for research grants and Distinguished Fellowships. In these new guides, we’ve outlined our priorities for the research we support, our criteria for funding, and the procedures for submitting a letter of […]
I’d like to share advice with potential applicants about developing a letter of inquiry for our reducing inequality focus area.
Seven researchers from a range of disciplines, including education, public policy, and human development, are the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. All of the projects will contribute to an understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that can improve the lives of young people. Two of the awards will strengthen an understanding […]
We believe that improved inequality scholarship should be one component of efforts to improve young people’s opportunities.
After reviewing nearly 400 letters of inquiry, we share some thoughts about the research we want to support, along with recommendations for future applicants.
As we move forward, our educational systems will need to more clearly define what is valued and recognized as evidence.
We’re pleased to announce three new research grants in support of our interests in understanding the use of research evidence and in understanding everyday youth settings that affect young people. We’ve also awarded two capacity-building grants that will support connections between research and practice. “These studies contribute to our efforts to improve the use and […]
When policymakers, practitioners, and others use research evidence, they do so within a web of human relationships. The strength of research evidence alone doesn’t guarantee consistent interpretation or its implementation. But the quality of relationships does matter when it comes to understanding and using research evidence–and trust is a critical factor for determining the quality […]
With more than five-million English-language learners in U.S. schools, a research-based consensus is needed to assess classroom practices that promote their school achievement. Classroom Qualities for English Language Learners in Language Arts Instruction (CQELL) is an observation tool that can help define and identify effective language instruction in elementary schools. English-language learners (ELLs) represent over […]
Are you considering applying for a research grant from the William T. Grant Foundation? This webinar provides an overview of our research grants program and outlines our current focus areas: reducing inequality and understanding the use of research evidence: