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Booker, Laura; Conaway, Carrie; Schwartz, Nate – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
When well executed, research-practice partnerships (RPPs) can be powerful mechanisms for producing relevant and useful knowledge and facilitating its integration into policy and practice to improve youth outcomes. But without taking intentional steps to avoid common hurdles, it's likely that many partnerships will fail to fulfill this potential.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Failure, Barriers
Louie, Vivian; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia – William T. Grant Foundation, 2018
While the longstanding structural challenges in the professional development of junior scholars of color can be confronted through strong mentoring relationships, the potential power of effective mentoring will only be realized when the environments in which these relationships exist begin to change. Derived from insights gleaned from grantees of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Minority Group Students, African American Students, Barriers
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a nonprofit, operating foundation with a long tradition of developing and studying ways to improve teaching practice. For the past three years, the Carnegie Foundation has initiated three different Networked Improvement Communities (NICs). The first, Quantway, is addressing the high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Educational History, Organizational Objectives
Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
As immigration has reached historic numbers in the United States, immigrant children have become an integral part of the national tapestry. While immigration has grown across all post-industrial nations, inequality has risen at a steep rate on a variety of indicators, including income distribution, child poverty, residential segregation, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Background
Rosenbaum, James; Ahearn, Caitlin; Becker, Kelly; Rosenbaum, Janet – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
In 1988, the William T. Grant Foundation issued "The Forgotten Half," the final report of the Foundation's Commission on Youth and America's Future. Focusing on inequality in American society, specifically among non-college-bound 16-24 year olds, the report explored the challenges facing young people and the institutions that serve them.…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Disadvantaged, Futures (of Society), Educational Policy
Rosenbaum, James; Ahearn, Caitlin; Becker, Kelly; Rosenbaum, Janet – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
In 1988, the William T. Grant Foundation issued "The Forgotten Half," the final report of the Foundation's Commission on Youth and America's Future. Focusing on inequality in American society, specifically among non-college-bound 16-24 year olds, the report explored the challenges facing young people and the institutions that serve them.…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Disadvantaged, Futures (of Society), Educational Policy
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
This design-research partnership involves learning scientists, design researchers, and graduate students from the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center and the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), and district staff, teachers, and students from the Bellevue School District (BSD). The goal of their work is…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Districts, Case Studies
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
In the current education landscape, pressures are ever increasing on educational policy and practice to use research to guide improvement. In recent years, federal programs, such as No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and Race to the Top, have all provided strong incentives for the use of research in decision-making. Research-practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Educational History, Organizational Climate
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
In the current educational landscape, pressures are ever increasing on educational policy and practice to use research to guide improvement. In recent years, federal programs such as No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and Race to the Top have all provided strong incentives for the use of research in decision-making. Research-practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement
William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
What will it take to improve the quality of instruction in higher education? An important first step is the ability to measure quality. A variety of measurement systems exist, but how informative are they, and how can we bring greater coherence to instructional measurement in higher education? Recently, the William T. Grant Foundation, along with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Measurement Techniques, Instruction
Gamoran, Adam – William T. Grant Foundation, 2013
Inequality in education and other domains of life stands in the way of economic and civic progress in the United States. It forestalls social mobility and economic productivity and impairs social cohesion. As a result, national and international leaders--from big-city mayors to Pope Francis--recognize that, as President Obama (2013) put it,…
Descriptors: Research Proposals, Research Needs, Equal Education, Social Justice
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2013
Pressures are increasing on educational policy and practice to use research to guide improvement. Recently there have been concerted efforts to forge new and different kinds of relationships between researchers and practitioners. School districts across the country are developing a new kind of partnership with researchers. These research-practice…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, School Districts, Theory Practice Relationship
William T. Grant Foundation, 2013
The William T. Grant Foundation was founded in 1936 to support strong social science research focused on "the enrichment of life, with a primary interest in people and in their adjustment to the world in which they live." Today, its funding priorities reflect this interest in research that affects young people's lives. This Annual Report…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Annual Reports, Grants, Fellowships