The Monkey Cage blog, hosted at George Washington University and appearing on the website of the Washington Post, builds a bridge between political scientists and the American political conversation by creating a compelling forum, developing publicly focused scholars, and building an informed audience. This grant will enable America’s political conversation to be more informed by timely, accessible, and sound research from a publicly oriented political science discipline—and to be less dominated by evidence-free arguments.
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for the Center on Education Policy
The Center on Education Policy (CEP)--founded by Jack Jennings and now housed at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development--is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center's mission is to help Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools. CEP supports its mission by conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on the implementation of education programs and policies and how they impact public education. CEP proposes a one-year project to convene the most significant researchers currently studying implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), along with several funders and a select group of policymakers and other constituency organizations, and to produce a report through a process that ensures that the many researchers that are involved in studying the impact of the CCSS are aware of one another’s efforts and consider opportunities for partnership and collaboration when appropriate, and that fosters interaction between researchers and policy and advocacy groups that are supporting the CCSS to ensure there is alignment between research agendas and policy goals.
for support of measurement of progress toward the post-2015 development goals
This grant would enable George Washington University’s Institute for International Economic Policy to develop and demonstrate a way to measure progress toward the post-2015 development goals that reflects achievements across multiple sectors and levels (global, national, subnational, and household). Within this framework, this grant would also enable the researchers to develop a multidimensional measure of women’s economic empowerment. The goal of this grant is to establish a measurement method that programs and researchers can use to improve understanding of women’s economic empowerment and make program efforts more effective across multiple sectors.