Author Archives: Patrick Lester

Evidence-based Opioids Treatment and Prevention

New report from the Social Innovation Research Center. Evidence-based Opioids Treatment and Prevention How SAMHSA Could Use Proven Programs and Practices to Help Halt an Epidemic April 11, 2018 http://socialinnovationcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SAMHSA-Opioids.pdf

Posted in Health

Using Evidence for College Access and Completion

New report from the Social Innovation Research Center. Using Evidence to Increase College Access and Completion How a Tiered Evidence Grant Program Could Improve Post-Secondary Student Outcomes April 10, 2018 http://socialinnovationcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/HigherEdTieredEvidence.pdf

Posted in Education

Congress Directs States to Include Evidence Assurances in Education Plans

The 74 reported in a story earlier this week that language accompanying the bill that funded the Department of Education for the rest of this year is also encouraging states to take ESSA’s evidence provisions seriously. According the language in … Continue reading

Posted in Education

Using Evidence in K-12 Education

The Social Innovation Research Center has today released two new reports on the use of evidence under ESSA — one on comprehensive school improvement and the other on charter schools. New Reports Evidence-Based Comprehensive School Improvement How Using Proven Models … Continue reading

Posted in Education

Congress Enacts New Evidence-based School Safety Program

The $1.3 billion omnibus spending package signed into law by President Trump on March 23 includes another evidence-based program — this one devoted to “evidence-based school safety programs.” The program is a bipartisan response to recent school shootings in Florida … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice, Education

New Evidence-based Reemployment Services Program

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (HR 1892), signed into law last week, has at least one other new evidence-based program to go along with its other provisions on child welfare, pay-for-success, and the MIECHV reauthorization. This one, which will … Continue reading

Posted in Workforce Issues

Evidence Provisions in the Trump Budget

Earlier today, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for FY 2019, which begins October 1. Like last year, the Trump budget includes a chapter on evidence-based policy. But first a run down on some of the major budget items … Continue reading

Posted in Evidence

Pay for Success Legislation Becomes Law

Legislation that will create a new $100 million program to fund pay-for-success projects was included in a budget bill that Congress passed in the early hours of February 9. The legislation will provide competitive awards to states and local governments … Continue reading

Posted in Social Impact Bonds / Pay for Success

Evidence-based Child Welfare Legislation Enacted

Evidence-based child welfare prevention programs will receive funding under a new law that was included in a large funding bill that Congress passed in the early morning hours of February 9. The legislation, called the Family First Prevention Services Act, … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Families