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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
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
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
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
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