Results for America (RFA) today released two new reports designed to highlight successful evidence-based efforts at the federal level in 2015 and make investing in what works a winning issue in 2016. The new reports are RFA’s 2016 Policy Playbook, “Invest in What Works: How to Solve Our Nation’s Great Challenges” and RFA’s fourth federal “Invest in What Works Index,” that showcases the extent to which six federal departments and agencies are investing in what works.
To spotlight the need to invest public resources in evidence-based, results-driven solutions, Results for America (RFA), along with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), today released the third report in RFA’s Invest in What Works Policy Series, titled: Moneyball for Education: Using Data, Evidence, and Evaluation to Improve Federal Education Policy.
Today, at a hearing before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Human Resources, John Bridgeland, Results for America senior advisor, former White House Domestic Policy Council Director under President George W. Bush and former member of the White House Council for Community Solutions under President Barack Obama called for greater use of data and evidence to help young people, their families and communities.
“Results for America (RFA) applauds U.S. Representatives Young and Delaney for the introduction of the Social Impact Partnership Act (H.R. 1336) We commend their continued leadership on using data, evidence, and evaluation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government. They are truly legislative entrepreneurs.
Results for America CEO and Co-Founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today after Congressional lawmakers adopted a bipartisan amendment authorizing the use of pay for success financing for teacher and principal training programs. The amendment to H.R.5, legislation that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA,) passed by voice vote.
Today, following the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s reporting out of the bipartisan Strengthening Education through Research Act (SETRA), Results for America CEO and Co-Founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement praising lawmakers for taking bipartisan action to build and disseminate evidence on what works in education and for using data to improve federal programs.