Practice

Evidence is only as good as what you do with it

By Mark Lipsey, William T. Grant Foundation

We are living in a time of unprecedented systematic research on the effectiveness of interventions that are intended to produce better outcomes. This level of effort is producing a substantial volume of intervention … Read the rest

NMRC quality member spotlight: The garage community and youth center

By Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resources Center

The Garage Community and Youth Center has been a haven for middle and high school youth living near their two sites in Kennett Square and West Grove, Pennsylvania. Amongst diverse out of school … Read the rest

Improving implementation research

By Barbara Goodson, William T. Grant Foundation

Over the past two decades, the education research and policy landscape has been shaped by the concept of using evidence to make policies or adopt practices. And not just any type of evidence, … Read the rest

Research-Practice Partnerships, the Future of the Evidence Movement

Written by Gordon L. Berlin, Rekha Balu, William T. Grant Foundation

One of the most unheralded aspects of the recent federal investments in scaling evidence-based programs is the novel partnerships formed between researchers and program developers. Both the U.S. Department … Read the rest

The 21st Century Education Revolution – an Education for Life

Written by Robin Cox

Placing the family at the heart of the holistic learning journey.

  • creating the most effective conditions for learning and the support of teachers, students and their families;
  • building authentic, effective and meaningful relationships;
  • building caring communities.

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NMRC national quality member spotlight: BBBS Independence Region

Written by Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resource Center

As the fourth largest agency in one of the oldest and most respected brands in the youth mentoring business, one might wonder why Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region enthusiastically engaged in … Read the rest

MENTOR releases a series of supplements to the elements of effective practice for mentoring

Back in October, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership released the first entry in a series of planned supplements to their core Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ publication. The initial publication in the series focuses on mentoring programs that … Read the rest

Moneyball for Education

By Frederick M. Hess & Bethany Little, William T. Grant Foundation

Earlier this year, we made the bipartisan case for why and how federal education policymakers need to start playing “Moneyball.” By adopting and adapting the Oakland Athletics’ pioneering approach … Read the rest

What’s new in public policy? Mid-November, 2018

Janet ForbushBy Janet Forbush

Background:  The mid-term election has come and gone, or, has it?  Despite the fact it is nearly ten days since voters went to the polls across the country on November 6, in a number of races , … Read the rest

What works, tiered evidence, and the future of evidence-based policy

By Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation

As a lifelong science geek, I’ve always thought research was fascinating, but I never thought it would inspire much political interest. Current events suggest that I may have been wrong.

Research evidence is … Read the rest