The What Works Media Project, a new partnership between Results for America and Story Matters, a social-issue film production company, will add the power of storytelling to the effort to move policymakers to use evidence and data to get better results.
A new report released today outlines nine key policy recommendations that would increase the use of data and evidence to strengthen the impact of Head Start, the Federal government’s largest early childhood education program.
A bipartisan group of current and former federal government leaders and advisors have written a new book, Moneyball for Government. The book brings together leading thinkers from across the political spectrum to make the case for Moneyball for Government. And it highlights the good work underway across the country, providing compelling real-world examples of Moneyball in action that demonstrate it is possible.
Today, Results for America CEO and Co-Founder Michele Jolin, issued the following statement after President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the current iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and invests heavily in evidence-based solutions. The ESSA could help shift more than $2 billion in federal education funds, each year for the next four years, toward building and investing in what works so that students can succeed.
Bloomberg Philanthropies and Results for America announced today that 13 more American cities have been selected to join the What Works Cities initiative. In joining What Works Cities, these cities and their mayors have publicly committed to enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents.