Category Archives: Education

ED Announces First Round of Grants Under i3’s Replacement

The Department of Education today announced the availability of new grants under the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program, an updated version of the Investing in Innovation (i3) program. As was the case with i3, EIR has three tiers of … Continue reading

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House Moves Bill With Career and Technical Education Innovation Program

A House education committee today unanimously approved legislation (HR 5587) that would reauthorize the Department of Education’s career and technical education programs. The bipartisan legislation would also create a new innovation program that would support evidence-based career and technical education … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Pledges to Double Investment in i3

Evidence-based policy made an appearance on the campaign trail this week, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee pledging to double funding for the new version of i3 — called the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. According the campaign: Hillary … Continue reading

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Performance Partnership Pilots: An Early Look

The Social Innovation Research Center has today released a report examining the early progress of the Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) program. First authorized by Congress in January 2014, P3 allows projects that are focused on youth to align and better … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Families, Education, Government Performance, Workforce Issues

SIF Funding Is Cut, i3 Level-funded in Budget Deal

Two Obama administration evidence-based programs whose funding had been targeted for elimination by congressional Republicans survived, although perhaps barely, in a final budget deal struck between Congress and the president Tuesday night.  The package is expected to be passed by … Continue reading

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K-12 Education Bill Advances Evidence-based Policy, Replaces i3

Evidence-based policy will soon receive a significant boost from a major K-12 education bill that is nearing the finish line.  This week the Senate is expected to pass a major rewrite of the Bush era No Child Left Behind Act, … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Passes Evidence Commission Bill, Congress Proposes Defunding i3 and SIF

By voice vote, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today passed legislation (S. 991) that would create a bipartisan commission to recommend how Congress and the administration should expand the use of data to evaluate federal programs and … Continue reading

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Senate Panel Approves Education Innovation Proposal to Replace i3

The Senate HELP Committee today approved legislative language that would replace the Investing in Innovation (i3) program with a new, bottom-up education alternative. The bipartisan amendment, offered by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), was approved by voice … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Senate Education Bill May Advance Evidence-based Policy

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced a bipartisan bill yesterday that, if enacted, would substantially rework the nation’s principal K-12 education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and may pave the way for significant advances for evidence-based … Continue reading

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