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December 2013

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to fund a unique competition that will address major social problems using scientific evidence

HOUSTON, TX—As part of its effort to ensure that government services are delivered in the most efficient and impactful way, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is providing funding support for a unique competition conducted by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy. The competition is designed to identify and test programs that could help to … Read More

It’s working, New Orleans: The number of students attending failing schools is now at an all-time low

HOUSTON, TX—Recent data from the Louisiana Department of Education show the city of New Orleans is making tremendous progress in turning around one of the lowest-performing school districts in the nation. In eight years, the number of failing schools in New Orleans has dramatically decreased to an all-time low. Today, 5.7 percent of students attend … Read More