Today, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), by a bipartisan vote of 359-64, Results for America CEO and Co-Founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement.
Results for America (RFA) and America Forward today hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on advancing the use of evidence and evaluation to fund innovative solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges. The briefing focused on existing federal innovation funds including the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
You’re invited to join Results for America and America Forward for a Capitol Hill briefing on federal innovation funds, including the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The briefing will provide an overview of how non-profit organizations are using RCTs to rigorously determine what works, for whom, and why.
Results for America and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Walsh School of Foreign Service hosted two thought-provoking panels that examined how data, evidence, and evaluation can help government leaders invest in what works.
On September 8, 2015, Results for America responded to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services regarding newly drafted Head Start Performance standards. These recommendations were informed by a 2014 report published by RFA, “Renewing Head Start’s Promise: Invest in What Works for Disadvantaged Preschoolers” and RFA’s ongoing work to use data, evidence, and evaluation to improve outcomes in Head Start.
On Tuesday, September 22, Results for America (RFA), the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Carsey School of Public Policy and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy will host a panel discussion on bipartisan, evidence-based innovations in the social sector. The event, “Applying Moneyball for Government Strategies to Produce Results That Work” will focus on how results-driven, evidence-based strategies can improve outcomes for young people, their families, and communities.