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News & Events | 28 January 2013 | Bill Gates & Measurement, Test Factors & Character Curriculum, and Data Webinar

January 28, 2013

Using an Evidence Base, Measurement, and Following Data to Solve Problems

Bill Gates: My Plan to Fix The World’s Biggest Problems: Using examples from steam power to vaccines to teaching quality, Bill Gates illustrates the power of measurement tools in identifying goals, choosing an approach, understanding progress, and continually refining efforts to achieve more and more impact.

When Paying It Forward Pays Us Back: In the NY Times Fixes column, David Bornstein highlights the Transitional Care Model—a top-tier evidence program per the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy—developed at Penn School of Nursing.
Ezekiel Dixon-Roman

Test Factors and Character Curriculum

Ezekiel Dixon-Román of the School of Social Policy & Practice talks with Teachers College Record’s The Voice about family income, race, and SAT scores.

Counting on character: National Heritage Academies and civic education: AEI report that mentions Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and the KIPP character-building model that is highlighted within the book. Quite a few school systems are catching on to the importance of “character curriculum”.

Save the Date

Webinar on Data-Driven Donor Management: Wed, Feb 13th from 9am-11:30am with Peter Fader, co-director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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