Building on What Works

Improving Children’s Futures

By Johns Hopkins University School of Education, University of York’s Institute for Effective Education

December 26, 2012

Summary

This magazine article spotlights the Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success project, which aims to facilitate new partnerships between school and community leaders en route to improving the well-being of children in low-income areas. Readers will learn about the project’s evidence-based strategies, as well as its survey tool, goals and next steps.

The original article appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Better: Evidence-based Education, a publication created by the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York and by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University.

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Key Takeaway

Want to improve outcomes for children? Tackle the root causes that affect child well-being

Evidence2Success pulls teachers and administrators into partnerships with parents, the community and public agencies to address the challenges that children face outside the classroom. By combining data from schools with feedback from children and their parents, these partnerships can take a closer look at important influences—both academic and non-academic—on a child’s behavior. 

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