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Recently, MDRC celebrated 25 years of working in the field of K-12 research — collaborating with teachers, school leaders, and districts to improve students’ prospects for success. In this podcast, Slingshot's friend and thought partner, William Corrin, Director of MDRC’s K-12 Education Policy Area, discusses how the organization expanded into education and the lessons they’ve learned from 25 years of research.
William commented, "I think a lot of us who work in education feel great about the opportunity to work closely with young people and see them develop. Yet pretty much all of us, when we apply ideas and practices with the best of intentions, [we find that] not always are those intentions fulfilled. Having a knowledge base that helps us distill which of those attempts that we’ve made are most important puts us in a position to make a bigger difference for young people down the road."