The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s education program invested roughly $4.2 million a year from 2000-2007. In an effort to make its relatively modest investments have maximum success, the Foundation tried to influence education policy and practice on a national level. This publication looks at the various influence activities and explains the logic behind this diverse set of investments.

December 11, 2008

Closing the Achievement Gap Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Who received the Foundation’s education influence strategy grants from 2000-2008.

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    How Casey leveraged its education investments to influence change at the policy level.

Key Takeaway

The hard work of influence begins by gathering evidence of promising and proven practices.

Great evidence isn’t worth much if you don’t spread the knowledge to influential audiences of donors, civic and community leaders, policymakers and families.

Findings & Stats

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