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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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Research-Practice Partnerships

Instead of thinking of research and practice as a point A and point B journey, we might instead think of traveling around a neighborhood. The best neighborhoods have the infrastructure to invite purposeful collaboration and interaction while maintaining comfort and practicality. A neighborhood-like network of cooperation, rather than just a bridge from one point to another, would allow for purposeful collaboration in pursuit of positive outcomes, bringing together not only researchers and practitioners, but educators, policymakers, and consumers.

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New Report: Research-Practice-Policy Partnerships in Child Welfare and Child Mental Health

Describing the structure and operations of partnerships, and the potential challenges to making them work, Larry Palinkas and colleagues present three models of successful partnerships in the child welfare and mental health systems. Case studies for each model provide rich examples of the common elements and central themes that characterize the value of partnerships as […]

Featured Grantee

One strategy that may bolster physicians’ use of research-informed guidelines is a greater emphasis on storytelling and narrative.

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Featured Grantee

As a general pediatrician and child health services researcher, I care for a vulnerable population of children, many of whom have been exposed to violence. I have also spent the past 12 years examining the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on child health and well-being, and determining innovative primary care strategies to address psychosocial […]

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New Report: Use of Research Evidence: Social Services Portfolio

Outlining specific opportunities and challenges that policymakers and practitioners face in integrating research evidence into their work, Susan Maciolek highlights the complexity of the use of research evidence in policy and practice, and provides examples of the potential value it may add to youth-serving systems.

Grant Announcements

Nine researchers have been named as the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. The grants announced this cycle include the first research projects funded under the Foundation’s focus on understanding the programs, policies, and practices that can reduce inequality among young people in the U.S. Through this new focus area, launched in 2014, […]

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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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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

In their new book, funded in part by the William T. Grant Foundation, Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis analyze how the Obama administration has incorporated rigorous evidence of program effectiveness into domestic initiatives on issues ranging from K-12 education to teen pregnancy prevention. Learn more at Brookings.

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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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New Resource: Research-Practice Partnerships Microsite

Visit our new “one-stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education. The resource-rich site is a collaboration between the Foundation and the Forum for Youth Investment.

Grant Announcements

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 […]

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