Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation Archive

Why government needs more randomized controlled trials: Refuting the myths

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released a policy brief focused on the value and benefits of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Such trials are widely recognized as the gold standard in scientific research. However, some critics have claimed that they are often expensive, time-consuming, unethical, or not worth the trouble. These objections are almost … Read More

$2.2M to Rice from Houston Endowment and Arnold Foundation will support HISD education research

HOUSTON, TX—With grants totaling $2.2 million from Houston Endowment and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) plans to explore new areas of education research in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The funding will enable HERC to continue to strengthen the connection between education research and policy/practice and … Read More