What Works Cities, the newest Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative designed to help mid-size cities expand their use of data and evidence, announced that more than 100 cities have already applied to participate in What Works Cities, demonstrating the strong demand from city leaders for on-the-ground support in expanding their use of data and evidence.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Results for America today hosted a summit on workforce development to continue our efforts to better prepare Virginia’s job seekers with credentials that count in the workplace. Results for America also named Governor McAuliffe a Moneyball for Government All-Star – the first at the state level.
Sharman Stein has joined Results for America as the Communications Director for What Works Cities. The newly-funded Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative is designed to help 100 mid-size U.S. cities better use data and evidence in decision making. Results for America (RFA) coordinates What Works Cities, which provides robust technical support, access to expertise, and peer-to-peer learning for participating cities.
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.