Innovation

State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, September 2017

Coming off August recess and summer vacations, Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice efforts at the federal and state level have not let up. This year continues to be an incredibly active year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. At the federal level, new policies are being introduced and implemented and we are seeing new
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State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, July 2017

We are now more than half way through the year and 2017 continues to be an incredibly active year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. At the federal, state and local levels, new policies are being introduced and implemented and we are seeing new initiatives being developed that bring a greater focus on and use of evidence,
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Evidence in Action: Moving America Forward With Evidence and Innovation

America Forward’s Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations, including those in the America Forward Coalition and our network partners, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social problems, and the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to scaling the impact of this work. Follow along on Twitter using #EvidenceinAction to
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A Call to Action: Advocating for Critical Programs & Partnerships in the Federal Budget

By Sarah Groh Across the nation, social innovation organizations are delivering results. They know what it takes to support our most vulnerable learners, build lasting pipelines for today’s students to and through a post-secondary education, and help individuals currently out of the workforce into meaningful living wage employment. The challenge is not finding evidence-based solutions to these and other pressing
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Evidence in Action: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social
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Evidence in Action: AppleTree Institute’s ‘Every Child Ready’ a Model for Future Pay for Success Projects

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series will highlight the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing
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Medium: Evidence-Based Policymaking is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Today, April 4, America Forward is launching its Evidence in Action blog series. This series will highlight the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social problems, and the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to scaling the impact of this
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Supporting the Use of Evidence in Education

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe.  The America Forward Coalition strongly advocated for a bipartisan law that would support our network’s efforts to ensure that all children, whatever their background, receive a first-class education. When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law in December 2015, it included many of the priorities of
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Presidential 2016: Democrats & Republicans Identified Common Challenges in their Platforms & America Forward has the Solutions

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, Manager at America Forward. At first glance, you would assume that there aren’t any points of alignment between the Republican and Democratic platforms, but guess again. In between the ceremonial events and speeches surrounding the Republican and Democratic Conventions last month, both parties adopted their 2016 platforms. The Republican party adopted a
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Federal Budget and Appropriations Process: Evidence and Innovation

The following post was written by, Jessica Crawford, Director of Strategic Partnerships at America Forward, and Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward. In the first two blog posts in this series, we have provided high level overviews of both the Federal budget and appropriations processes and America Forward’s funding priorities in the context of these processes. To
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