President Sarah Rosen Wartell’s reflections on pressing issues of the day and the latest research insights that can help changemakers advance equity, opportunity, and upward mobility.
Evidence and Ideas for Change New research collaborative tackles DC education issues in partnership with communityThe new DC Education Research Collaborative, led by the Urban Institute, brings together world-class researchers to tackle the issues most relevant to students, families and education stakeholders like principals, teachers, and school administrators. Evidence and Ideas for Change The importance of time to rest, serve, and rechargeUrban will be closed January 17 to 21 to provide the entire Urban team time to rest, serve, and reflect following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Evidence and Ideas for Change Introducing the Urban Institute’s Equity ScholarsUrban Institute’s first cohort of Equity Scholars is a diverse group of emerging and established researchers interested in diverse social policy issues, trained in different disciplines, but united in a commitment to deepening society’s understanding of racism and discrimination and informing the pursuit of equity and justice. Evidence and Ideas for Change The postpandemic future of work is about job qualityTo provide fairness, economic mobility, and security to our essential workers, we need to focus, with an explicit equity lens, on improving the quality of jobs the economy produces for low- and middle-wage workers. Evidence and Ideas for Change What it will take to advance equity for AAPI communities?Our Advancing Equity for AAPI Communities report provides strategies philanthropic and policy leaders can use to help transform the national environment and combat anti-AAPI racism. Evidence and Ideas for Change Reducing the number of kids experiencing povertyNearly 50 million people will be kept out of poverty in 2021 thanks to the country’s existing safety net coupled with pandemic relief efforts—such as stimulus payments and the expanded child tax credit—provided through the American Rescue Plan Act and earlier legislation.