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.
Tutoring Can Be Highly Effective—But Continued Research Is Needed To Ensure It Overcomes Covid-Related Learning Loss
Kim Cassel and Melanie Dukes write about the approach Arnold Ventures and Overdeck Family Foundation take to funding innovation, validation, and evidence for high-dosage tutoring programs.
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.
New Report: Pandemic Learning Reveals the Value of High-Quality Instructional Materials to Educator-Family-Student Partnerships
A new report by the Center for Public Research and Leadership found that digitally-accessible high-quality instructional materials increased student learning and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the additional challenges that students and families experienced due to remote learning. Read more here.
New Report: Learning at Home While Under-Connected—Lower-Income Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Compiled from survey data of 1,000 parents of children ages three to thirteen, with total household incomes below the national median of $75,000, this new report provides timely, pointed, and thought-provoking insights on the challenges of learning at home while being under-connected, as well as some unexpected bright spots from a year of pandemic learning and parenting.
Strengthening Evidence: How Saga Education, Springboard Collaborative, and Valor Collegiate Moved Toward Measurable Impact
In the first half of 2020, three foundation grantees made significant progress toward strengthening their evidence base and increasing their ESSA tier.
A new report highlights what shared elements help out-of-school STEM programs find success in regional and national scaling.
What does it take for a child to enter school with the academic and socioemotional skills needed to succeed? Download this report to understand key drivers of Kindergarten readiness, contributing factors throughout a child’s early years, and the parent/adult behaviors that best support child development.
This year, Overdeck Family Foundation funded four new studies and renewed 18 grants totaling $6,140,722 in research funding.
The data in this report reflects some clear challenges that RSU2 needs to focus on as well as bright spots.