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Neier, Lenore – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
Last year, the William T. Grant Foundation took stock of its initiative to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes. The aim was to understand, in part, the pathways through which grantees' research findings may be reaching audiences including researchers, journalists, policymakers, and practitioners. Five years into the reducing…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Outreach Programs, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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
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
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