The next generation of evidence-based policy

By Vivian Tseng, William T Grant Foundation

In 2016, Congress surprised everyone and passed the long overdue re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with strong support from both parties.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes over 80 … 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

Five factors that explain our field’s resistance to evidence-based practice

Five factors that explain our field’s resistance to evidence-based practice - The Chronicles of Evidence-Based Mentorshipby Jean Rhodes

Over the past few decades, considerable federal, state, and foundation resources have been invested in research and evaluation aimed at improving the evidence base of youth mentoring. This … Read the rest

From equal footing to lost ground: How can we achieve better outcomes

healthy_behaviorby Jean Rhodes

In 1979, a young assistant professor named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the field of clinical psychology and provided momentum for what eventually became the mentoring movement. What he … Read the rest

On mentoring and wheat

by Jean Rhodes

A call to action in youth mentoring

Ron Haskins, the co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution recently wrote a New York Times OpEd in which he made a strong case … Read the rest