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2022 Q2 Research Update

Aligned with our core value of “learn better, together,” Overdeck Family Foundation is committed to promoting transparent research practices by lifting up timely findings. Here, we share the results of seven grantee research studies that have concluded in Q2.

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How We Support Evidence-Based Decision Making in Curricula and Professional Learning

Educators need access to evidence that helps them select high-quality curricular materials, paired with ongoing support to use these materials to their full potential. Laurie Sztejnberg shares why this is so vital and how our ecosystem grantees work to empower K-9 teachers and school leaders by generating evidence of what is working at the intersection of curriculum and professional learning.

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2022 Research Update

Research is a key way to increase awareness of what’s effective and to impact evidence-based decision making and practice across our four main grantmaking areas. Here, we outline our vision for research in 2022, and share the results of three grantee research studies.

Bright Spots: Unlocking Evidence

This blog post explores how grantees Saga Education and Teaching Lab pursued critical research using funding from Overdeck Family Foundation.

New Report: STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist

The just-released America After 3PM Special Report, “STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist,” funded by Overdeck Family Foundation, found that afterschool programs are offering more STEM learning opportunities, but inequities exist and millions of children are missing out. For every child in an afterschool program, three are waiting to get in.