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Evidence in Action: A Twitter Conversation about #EvidenceinAction

Just over a week ago, America Forward hosted a Twitter chat. Under the hashtag #EvidenceinAction, over 50 individuals and organizations held a virtual conversation about the programs that best help communities tackle our most seemingly intractable problems and how federal policies can help to test and scale up these interventions to measurably improve people’s lives. In the weeks before the
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Presidential 2016: Access to Real-World Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom Drives Student Success

Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 70+ social innovators and their innovative solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful
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Budget Debate: Preserving Innovation and Evidence in Education Funding

The following blog post was written by Lexi Barrett, Policy Director, America Forward. In the coming weeks, Congress will consider final funding decisions for programs across the federal government. In a time of limited resources, members of Congress will weigh the merits of each program and decide which will stay, which will grow, and which will shrink or disappear. When
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America Forward’s Big #EdPolicy Day on Capitol Hill

Friday Wrap Up: New Profit and its Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit and its portfolio organizations made this week: AMERICA FORWARD: America Forward Commends Congress for Workforce Legislation Announcement, Urges Swift Passage "America Forward applauds the bicameral, bipartisan agreement on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization deal announced earlier today and urges the swift passage of final WIA legislation in Congress.
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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 4/28/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: LIFT Blog: Why Serving A Year Is A Big Deal: A Guest Post by Our Partners at ServiceNation Tim Smith, Director of Online Engagement at ServiceNation brings awareness to LIFT's Serve A Year campaign, and explains the importance of spreading a new spirit to our nation: "Through this campaign, we’ve been
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6 New Profit Organizations, 8 America Forward Coalition Members Join ServeAYear.org Campaign

Six New Profit investments have joined the just-launched ServeAYear.org campaign. They are part of eighteen of the country’s leading non-profit organizations that have come together today in a campaign led by ServiceNation. "The campaign aims to inspire millions of Americans to serve by enlisting the voices of prominent leaders from both political parties, the entertainment industry, digital partners, major companies,
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