Today, following the passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act in the House of Representatives, Results for America managing partner Michele Jolin issued the following statement. Jolin praised a provision in the legislation that would set aside .5% of funds for evaluating programs to improve the access to, quality, and safety of childcare services, calling it a “Moneyball” approach to government that improves outcomes for young people, their families, and communities.
Building upon last week’s launch of the Invest in What Works Policy Series, Results for America, along with Bellwether Education Partners, today released the latest report: Renewing Head Start’s Promise: Invest in What Works for Disadvantaged Preschoolers. Authored by Sara Mead, a principal with Bellwether Education Partners, the report examines steps the federal government can take to improve the nation’s Head Start programs that are helping vulnerable children get ready for school and narrowing achievement gaps.
Today, Results for America launched the Invest in What Works Policy Series to help drive attention to the continued need to invest public funds in evidence-based, results driven solutions that improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities. The new policy series will examine how all sectors can and must use data and evidence to direct resources toward programs and practices that work.
Today, following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Results for America managing partner Michele Jolin issued the following statement. Jolin praised lawmakers for bipartisan action and cited the inclusion of so-called pay for performance measures in the bill, calling it a “Moneyball” approach to government that invests in what works and improves outcomes for young people, their families and communities.
As Congress holds hearings on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request, Results for America is hosting a day of events for local, state, and federal government leaders, along with non-profit and foundation leaders on the next steps for government to play Moneyball. Beginning with a Congressional staff briefing featuring Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, along with other national policy leaders, the day of events will focus on the specific steps governments at all levels can take to harness evidence and evaluation to invest in what works.
On the heels of the debt deal reached by Congress to re-open the government, Results for America, an initiative of America Achieves, launched a new campaign today called “Moneyball for Government” to encourage governments to use data and evidence when making spending decisions to help prevent future budget battles and get better results from government investments.