41) Thus, for example, a private philanthropy might ask MDRC
to create, and subsequently evaluate the success of, a program tailored toward that philanthropy's charitable goals.
If the program fails, MDRC
can use the Bloomberg money to re-pay Goldman part of the loan.
After the MDRC
study came out, Vallas said the district could not afford to continue the existing Talent Development High Schools, let alone expand the program intact.
In evaluating the program, MDRC
found that students who received the scholarship were more likely to enroll full-time, improved retention rates, passed more courses and earned more credits.
The most common--and most reliable--sources are: the Metiri Group, an educational think tank in Culver City, CA; MDRC
, an education-oriented public policy organization with offices in New York City and Oakland, CA; the Washington, DC-based Consortium for School Networking, an organization of K-12 technology leaders; and Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, an independent, nonprofit research group in Denver.
As part of a larger MDRC
study of welfare reform, Marchevsky interviewed a number of Latina immigrants who received aid for themselves and their children.
LaShawn Richeburg-Hayes, a senior research associate at the social policy research organization MDRC
, spoke at the symposium about the Louisiana Opening Doors Project.
A new report from MDRC
, a nonprofit social policy research group, acknowledges that reforms for low-performing high schools only really gel with district support.
AIR will subcontract with several other leading education research organizations to establish the High School Center, including MDRC
, Learning Point Associates, the National Center for Educational Accountability, WestEd, the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities at Clemson University.
2002b), The Family Transition Programme: Final Report on Florida's Initial Time-Limited Welfare Programme, New York, MDRC
, "Support Success: Services that May Help Low-Income Students Succeed in Community College," 2004.
began returning its first evaluations of the pilot program in the mid-1990s, observers were stunned.