Ready by 21 increases the capacity of leaders to achieve collective impact for children and youth by providing standards, proven tools and solutions, and ways to measure and track youth success.
The Education area conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. Topics include early childhood education, higher education and K-12 education.
The Results First Clearinghouse Database is an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses. It applies color-coding to the clearinghouses’ distinct rating systems, creating a common language that enables users to quickly see where each program falls on a spectrum from negative impact to positive impact. As such, this database can help users easily access and understand the evidence base for a variety of programs.
National Dropout Prevention Center has identified 15 Effective Strategies that have the most positive impact on reducing school dropout.
Forum for Youth Investment helps leaders change the odds for kids by finding scalable solutions to pressing problems that drive opportunity gaps, and by helping public and private leaders align the myriad of programs and policies created to improve youth opportunities and outcomes.
The US Department of Education collects data on America's schools, disseminating research, and focusing national attention on key educational issues. They prohibit discrimination, ensure equal access to education, and promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. A part of the Institute of Education Sciences, data collected includes literacy, early childhood, k-12, English learners, charter schools, behavior, postsecondary, children with disabilities and more. Their goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions, focusing on results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?"
The Urban Institute's Data Catalog includes data sets on education, family, health policy, poverty, children, labor force, housing, race, economic growth, youth, immigration and more.