Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mid-Year Results: Promising Progress

In recent years, the nonprofit world has placed significantly greater focus on measuring impact. With little support to build evaluation infrastructure and a limited understanding of rigorous evaluation frameworks, this effort has led to lots of talk about being “data driven”. Unfortunately, this talk often has little substance. Two years ago, we made a commitment […]

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Literacy & Truancy: A DC Council Conversation

In recent weeks, The DC City Council has had some significant conversations about truancy in our city. During these conversations, it was noted that truancy is inextricably linked to literacy. As Council Chair Phil Mendelson stated, “9th grade truancy is due to illiteracy. To deal with that illiteracy, you’re either going to have to do […]

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