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Common Sense: What’s Missing from Evidence-Based Education Policy

How can researchers make their work more valuable and accessible to practitioners and policymakers? What changes do we need to see in the research world for evidence-based policy to realize its potential?

Common Sense: What’s Missing from Evidence-Based Education Policy convened different perspectives in education policy to discuss these questions and explore Common-Sense Evidence, a new book providing a guide to helping education leaders use data and research to improve outcomes.

Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy and FutureEd sponsored the Sept. 16 virtual forum on improving data and research use in education policy and practice featuring:

  • Emily Hanford, senior correspondent, APM Reports
  • William Corrin, director, K-12 Education Policy Area, MDRC
  • Nora Gordon, associate professor, McCourt School of Public Policy and author, Common-Sense Evidence
  • Thomas Toch, director, FutureEd (moderator)

About Common-Sense Evidence:

Written by two leading experts in education research and policy, Common-Sense Evidence is a concise, accessible guide that helps education leaders find and interpret data and research, and then put that knowledge into action. More.

Read a book excerpt