On August 3, 111 organizations, including Results for America and our partners at Knowledge Alliance and the Success for All Foundation, submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to restore funding for the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the first cities selected to participate in What Works Cities – a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents. The mayors of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; Kansas City, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; Mesa, Arizona; New Orleans, Louisiana; Seattle, Washington; and Tulsa, Oklahoma have publicly committed to enhance their use of data and evidence in order to improve services, inform local decision making and engage citizens.
Results for America CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 unanimously by voice vote. The legislation is sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), and the companion bill in the Senate is sponsored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).
On Tuesday, July 21, Results for America – in partnership with Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, the Food Trust, and New York University – hosted an online roundtable discussion on bipartisan, evidence-based innovations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Today, following the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 1177, the 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. The Senate passed S. 1177 by a bipartisan vote of 81-17.
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.