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We are proud to announce six new research grants, including five to support studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and one to support a study on improving the use of research evidence. Approved at the Foundation’s fall board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas. The next […]
We are pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded six community-based organizations in New York City $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs. The Youth Service Improvement Grants program supports activities to improve the quality of direct services for young people ages 5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New […]
ICYMI: All of this @nytimes article about science denial is true — but it’s not the whole story. The whole story is worse in some ways, better than others. What accounts for when science is accepted and when it’s denied? Read to the end of this thread. https://t.co/wCsRvt21BT — Adam Gamoran (@agamoran) January 6, 2020 […]
We are very pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Institutional Challenge Grant. Launched in 2017, the Institutional Challenge Grant program encourages research institutions to build long-term research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will need to shift their policies […]
If we hope to train practitioners to use new interventions with fidelity, it may be necessary to first explicitly differentiate between previous and new instructional practices.
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 William T. Grant Scholars Program. Ten early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 62 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Program officer Fabienne Doucet said of the finalists, “this group of early-career researchers represents an exciting range of disciplinary, […]
Vivian Tseng on “No Jargon” Podcast, Episode 197: Making Research Matter
Vivian Tseng joins the Scholars Strategy Network No Jargon podcast to talk about how research has traditionally been used to shape education policy in the U.S. and how more recent approaches may pave the way toward “making research matter.” Listen: No Jargon, Episode 197: Making Research Matter
2020 Application Guidelines for Research Grants programs on Reducing Inequality and Improving the Use of Research Evidence are now available
New research has the potential not only to shape the school finance debate in years ahead, but improve policies and ultimately reduce inequalities in student opportunities and outcomes.
Many research-practice partnerships begin when two initially unaffiliated partner organizations decide to pursue collaborative work. Having formed a partnership between our respective offices within a federal agency, our experience is a bit different.
Three research grantees and four William T. Grant Scholars have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior researchers of color. The awardees will mentor promising doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks. The mentoring grants program is designed to help Scholars and research […]
We are proud to announce four new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and one new grant to support research on improving the use of research evidence. Approved at the Foundation’s summer board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas. The next deadline to […]
The Foundation is interested in funding studies that examine social movements as a strategy to target macro-structural inequalities that affect youth outcomes. Such studies might focus on youth-led movements or on adult-led movements that affect youth, but the central focus should examine the conditions or mechanisms through which movements can reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
In this chapter from What Works Now: Evidence-informed Policy and Practice, Vivian Tseng and Cynthia Coburn delineate the evolution of evidence use in the United States, specifically the ways that research evidence has been used in public education. From the narrow focus of the What Works agenda to the emergence of more holistic conceptions of […]
I share my reflections on the past decade of work in this area, as well as my current thinking, with the hope that we, along with fellow travelers on a similar journey, can find ways to forge a more productive path forward together. In the meantime, I welcome your feedback to improve our thinking and work, and I look forward to continuing to share what we are learning across sectors and countries.