Category Archives: Education

House Passes Pay-for-Success Amendment to K-12 Education Bill

By voice vote, the House tonight passed an amendment authorizing the use of pay-for-success models for teacher and principal training programs. The amendment was approved as part of a larger bill (H.R. 5) that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Social Impact Bonds / Pay for Success

i3’s Fate Tied to NCLB Reauthorization

With legislation reauthorizing the principal federal K-12 education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), now moving in the House and expected to move soon in the Senate, what will be the fate of the Obama administration’s signature evidence-based education initiative, … Continue reading

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Education Data Privacy in the States: 2014 Update

The Data Quality Campaign has just released a report (and associated blog post) on the status of state efforts to address education data privacy. Since most states have part-time legislatures whose legislative sessions are over by now, the report provides … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Education

Presidential Task Force on Men and Boys of Color Releases Report Focused on Evidence and Results

On May 28, a White House task force charged with reviewing existing federal initiatives affecting men and boys of color released an initial, 90-day report detailing recommendations that are heavily focused on evidence and data. President Obama created the task … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Families, Collective Impact, Education

GAO: Promise Neighborhoods Needs Evaluation Plan, Should Inventory Related Programs and Funding

Promise Neighborhoods, an Obama administration initiative loosely modeled on the Harlem Children’s Zone and other place-based initiatives, lacks an appropriate plan for measuring its results, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In its report, … Continue reading

Posted in Collective Impact, Education

Education Department Announces Latest Round of Investing in Innovation Grants

On April 24, the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of $135 million in total grants to be made to nonprofits and other eligible organizations under the administration’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program. Under the program, grants are made … Continue reading

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Gates-funded Education Data Warehouse, inBloom, to Close

On April 21, inBloom, a nonprofit education data warehouse launched with the financial backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, announced that it would close. The announcement came after a number of its state-level clients, swamped with protests over … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Education