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Research-Practice Partnerships: A Strategy for Leveraging Research for Educational Improvement in School Districts

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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In K-12 education, one increasingly popular strategy for closing the gap between research and practice is the development of sustained partnerships that link researchers with school district staff. This paper explores the benefits and challenges of that work and describes models for emerging partnerships.
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A Count for Quality: Child Care Directors on Rating and Improvement Systems

For this report, the National Women's Law Center and the Center for Law and Social Policy interviewed 48 child care center directors from nine states about their experiences with QRIS, getting perspectives on what works and what can be improved.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Anyone who runs a child care program is more and more likely to be subject to a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), which more and more states are using to assess and improve the quality of child care programs. How do those systems work?

Gap. Inc.: This Way Ahead

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Corporate Voices for Working Families has published a set of case studies that shows how career training for low-income young adults can pay off for businesses. One example: Gap Inc.'s This Way Ahead initiative, which provides low-income young people with opportunities for skill development and career exploration. Read the two-page case study. Corporate Voices is a Ready by 21 National Partner.