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Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2022
The puzzle of how to connect research with policy and practice is a vital area for scientific inquiry. The William T. Grant Foundation believes that attempts to improve the use of research evidence in policy and practice should be subject to rigorous theory building and empirical analysis. The stakes are high for the research community: If we do…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Educational Research, Evidence, Educational Policy
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
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
Dumont, Kimberly – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
Every year the federal government spends more than $600 billion on grants to fund programs and services in education, social sectors, and health. When deliberating such commitments, policymakers weigh evidence from research, practice, and their own experience while also navigating political pressure, the demands of their constituents, and…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education), Theory Practice Relationship
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
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
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