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Practical Ways to Connect Research to Practice

Researchers and service providers struggle to heed the call for "evidence-based" practices and policies in education and in youth development.
Information Update
February 8, 2012

The Forum for Youth Investment and the William T. Grant Foundation are helping the research community develop a better sense of the realities that practitioners and policymakers face, with the goal of understanding how and under what conditions research can influence policies and practices that affect youth.

On Feb. 1-2, the Forum and the Foundation convened 50 researchers and policymakers to discuss these challenges and to learn about emerging findings on the use of evidence in policy and practice.