University of Colorado at Boulder

For Support Of Research On Congressional Performance

Overview
The conventional view of Congress that it is an ineffective lawmaking body plagued by partisan conflict and gridlock. Yet, too often the raw measures of its legislative activity (number of laws passed, days in session, etc.) are inaccurate depictions of substantivelawmaking and governing. This project will help us to understand Congress’s ability to fulfill its legislative responsibilities, by gauging its success in renewing and updating existing programs and laws set to expire on a periodic basis. Prof. Scott Adler and collaborators will identify and track all expiring provisions in legislation enacted by Congress since World War II. The data should provide a more nuanced perspective on Congress’s legislative performance.
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for support of a research hub that focuses on youth organizing  
The National Education Policy Center, a nonprofit education research center housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, supports the Research Hub for Youth Organizing and Education Policy. In order to advance education justice, the hub conducts research and shares results and analyses with youth-organizing groups and coalitions. The goal of these efforts is to uplift and centralize the voices of marginalized youth to sustain a movement dedicated to improving education systems.
for a research-practice partnership to test theories of diffusion and scaled impact  
The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder is a nationally recognized innovator that teaches, conducts research, and engages in outreach to improve educational practices and policies. The grantee — one of a new cohort of researcher-practice partnerships — will support professional learning so Denver educators can engage in culturally relevant, phenomenon-based (focused on observable events) science teaching; it will also organize a learning community meeting for the cohort of research-practice partnership grantees. This work will present a model of professional learning that districts and states may either adopt or adapt, while providing new thinking about the spread of innovation.

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