Jobs for the Future develops programs and advances public policies that increase college readiness and career success to build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce. It provides the policy community with tools to understand and adopt evidence-based education reform, connects and supports schools and districts to implement innovative local and statewide student assessment systems, and builds communications capacity among advocates for deeper learning. The deeper learning movement will benefit from establishing an evidence base, analyzing advances in policy design, and improving assessments to include improved measures of student outcomes regarding academic knowledge, higher-order thinking skills, and academic mindsets.
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Grants to this Grantee
for building a knowledge base for student-centered approaches to learning
Jobs for the Future works to design and promote the adoption of education and career pathways. This grant would fund efforts to develop a research agenda and series of papers that make the case for deeper learning. Its goal is to expand support for deeper learning among policymakers. Presidential Discretionary Grant over $200,000 – following established practice, we include descriptions of grants that do not require board approval but are $200,000 or more.
for analysis, forums, and dissemination of research and models of policy innovation
Jobs for the Future (JFF) develops programs and advances public policies that increase college readiness and career success to build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce. JFF uses research and practice to inform the development and adoption of evidence-based education reforms. This funding will enable JFF to support schools, districts, and communities in the state of Virginia to implement innovative assessments.
for a research-practice partnership to test theories of diffusion and scaled impact
Jobs for the Future is a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations in the United States. With this grant, the nonprofit will work with 15 New Hampshire school districts to adopt assessments that call for students to perform a task as a means to measure their deeper learning behaviors. This work, which pairs researchers with practitioners, will benefit school districts by presenting an approach that can be readily adopted in other states and by introducing new theories about the spread of innovative practices.