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[Webinar] ECEB Mentoring – Meet and Match 2021

Date: April 13, 9:00AM to 5:00PM CEST The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring will be hosting an online event in partnership with their advocacy committee, and their national & regional partners. Meet and Match aims to explore how participants can illustrate the important role mentoring plays in policy-making at local & national levels, as well […]

Top child development researcher explains who COVID-19 jeopardizes Child Well-Being

By Anna Gassman-Pines, Ph.D. & Lisa A. Gennetian, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development Edited by Rebekah Levine Coley, Ph.D. Within just the first three months of the COVID-19 financial fallout, one in five children in the United States experienced the job loss of an adult in their household.1 As the pandemic continues and […]

How policies improve the experiences of youth in foster care

Font, S. A., & Gershoff, E. T. (2020). Foster Care: How We Can, and Should, Do More for Maltreated Children. Social Policy Report, 33(3), 1–40. https://doi.org/10.1002/sop2.10 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although large-scale federal policy reforms on foster care are becoming more prevalent, there are still a lot of issues concerning the well-being […]

Research-Policymaker COVID-19 Collaboration: Lessons from Boston’s Summer Jobs Program

By Loretta Goodwin, American Policy Forum How can research inform policy during a pandemic? In Spring 2020, Alicia Modestino, a professor at Northeastern University, and Midori Morikawa, Director of Business Strategy at the City of Boston, rose to the occasion. Their successful partnership and collaborative relationship helped to save and then expand Boston’s summer jobs […]

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 mentions of “evidence” and “evidence-based,” and a devolution of power to states and districts to implement those provisions. […]

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 increasingly at the center of political and policy debates, and much of the federal focus on […]