This new report taps Public/Private Ventures' extensive experience evaluating and managing collaborative initiatives to offer practical advice about collecting and using data in a multi-agency environment.
You see it all the time: ambitious "action plans" issued by state and federal agencies that attract lots of attention at their unveilings, then lots of dust on their shelves. Not so in Maryland, where a state plan is stirring local change.
The ING Run For Something Better program, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, will provide at least 50 grants (of up to $2,500 each) to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one.
The 2012 AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative is accepting proposals from existing high school retention programs that consist of elements aligned to the What Works Clearinghouse Dropout Prevention Practice Guide.
A new report says that more than half the states are increasing their graduation rates, while the number of "dropout factory" high schools (those graduating 60 percent or fewer students on time) is going down.