Please join us for a discussion of a bipartisan paper on how to revamp federal education policies and programs to help lawmakers spend public funds more effectively and efficiently. Rick Hess and Bethany Little will present a set of principles and policy recommendations for making better use of data, evidence, and evaluation to improve student outcomes.
Today, Results for America (RFA) announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies selected RFA to manage their new What Works Cities initiative which will help 100 mid-size U.S. cities better use data and evidence in decision making. This $42 million, three-year initiative will also help mayors and local leaders use data to engage the public, make government more effective and improve people’s lives.
Results for America CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today after the introduction of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). The legislation would provide policymakers with more information and access to data so that government can make better decisions for children, families, and communities.
Today, following the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s reporting out of the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Results for America CEO and Co-Founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement praising lawmakers for taking bipartisan action to make federal education programs more evidence-based.
Today, to better understand how a marketplace focused on learning and continuous improvement can lead decision-makers to make smarter choices and achieve better outcomes, Results for America (RFA) and The Bridgespan Group released The What Works Marketplace: Helping Leaders Use Evidence to Make Smarter Choices.
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.