Category Archives: Education

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

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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

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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

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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

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Study Suggests Central Role of Leadership in Evidence-based Change

A study of research use in schools published in the American Educational Research Journal suggests that involved leadership is centrally important to the success of evidence-driven improvement programs. The study followed 23 school administrators across six school districts that were … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating SIF, Cutting Teen Pregnancy Prevention; EIR Unaffected

The Trump administration has proposed eliminating the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and cutting the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program in a package sent to Congress covering the budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year, according to a … Continue reading

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School Improvement Grant Program’s Failure Points to Evidence-based Policy as an Answer

Last month Mathematica Policy Research released a tough report on the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The conclusion? After $7 billion spent, the program had no effect on student achievement in some of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Investing in Innovation (i3): Strong Start on Evaluation and Scale, But Greater Focus Needed on Innovation

The Social Innovation Research Center has today released a report examining the early progress of the Investing in Innovation (i3) program. The executive summary follows below. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report is an evaluation of the Investing in Innovation (i3) program, … Continue reading

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Building Evidence in Education: i3’s Past and Future

The following is an excerpt from SIRC’s report on the i3 program. In it, national experts and former Obama administration officials weigh in on lessons learned and the program’s possible future. EPILOGUE Viewed in isolation, the i3 program – while … Continue reading

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