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Ming, Norma – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
Analyzing education through the lens of implementation science illustrates its potential for addressing fundamental challenges in education (Century & Cassata, 2016). Learning emerges from rapidly-changing experiences and high-intensity social interactions, which requires instruction to continually adapt. These adaptations vary in content and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Murnane, Richard J. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
Among the many troubling legacies of centuries of slavery and discrimination in the United States are extraordinary race-based inequalities in life chances. Black children grow up in families with much lower income and wealth, on average, than White children. They are more likely than White children to live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Intervention, Racial Differences, African American Students
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
In the quest to address income inequality and intergenerational poverty, it is critical to seek answers to the questions "What works?" and "For whom?" Education is a prime area in which to seek solutions, as one's level of education completed is positively correlated with income later in life. This connection contributes to a…
Descriptors: Tests, Scores, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
Doucet, Fabienne – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
The William T. Grant Foundation has sought to support new research on ways to promote the use and usefulness of research evidence to improve youth outcomes for over a decade. They have funded numerous studies aimed at identifying and testing strategies to improve the use of research evidence (URE) in policy and practice decisions that affect young…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Utilization
Smeeding, Timothy – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
This essay is meant to inspire thinking about how the reader might aim research toward finding policy solutions that disrupt the larger foundations of inequality in the United States to improve youth outcomes (in terms of upward mobility and the factors which promote it), as well as to find policies to promote the attributes that accompany a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Income
Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2017
Many of the researchers in research-practice partnerships (RPPs) are drawn to them because of frustrations that their work--while esteemed by academic colleagues--too infrequently influences education policies or practices. Many district partners in RPPs also have backgrounds as researchers, and they too want to see research address stubborn…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Research Utilization
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, 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