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The Dept. of Education is taking the next step to make research and evidence more important factors as it awards competitive grants by proposing significant changes to a set of rules known as EDGAR as part of a government-wide push to … Continue reading
A new report by the William T. Grant Foundation says that thinking purely in terms of how to get educators to use research presented to them creates a “one-way street” that’s less effective than developing true partnerships between districts and … Continue reading
Knowledge Alliance has been supportive of the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) since its inception. We believe it has been a highly effective vehicle for developing, validating, and bringing to scale educational innovations that can have a true impact on … Continue reading
EDWeek/Inside School Research Notes Knowledge Alliance’s Support for IES’ Continuous Improvement Research
Writing for Education Week’s Inside School Research blog, Sarah Sparks observes that “The Institute of Education Sciences is getting a lot of support for its proposal to go beyond research on ‘what works’ in education to explore the process of … Continue reading
Wesley A. Hoover, the president and CEO of SEDL, has been elected to serve as chairman of the board of directors of Knowledge Alliance. In this role, Dr. Hoover will lead Knowledge Alliance’s Board of Directors in providing oversight and … Continue reading
Jon Baron, president of the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, proposes that the Obama Administration and Congress make it a priority, in the President’s second term, to increase the effectiveness of social spending through evidence-based policy reform. Read his opinion piece here.
In the coming weeks the Administration will make final decisions on the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. Knowledge Alliance has requested that support for programs based on evidence and research be given strong consideration.
Translating research to practice should be a central organizing concept for education reform efforts at all levels, and federal support for this idea through the new IES research topic on continuous improvement research in education will increase the government’s effectiveness … Continue reading
Knowledge Alliance supports the President’s request to fund ARPA-ED through the Investing in Innovation (I3) program set aside to help create the next generation of effective instructional strategies. To further strengthen this proposal, we recommend that the following provisions be … Continue reading
From the Fall 2012 Stanford Social Innovation Review: Defining credible evidence has polarized into two camps–the experimentalists and the inclusionists–which must be brought together to tackle social problems effectively. Read the article here.