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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 […]