Evaluation of GE Developing Futures in Education initiatives
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) was awarded a grant to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of the GE Foundation Developing Futures initiatives. The assessment, divided to focus on diverse areas individually, focused on key areas such as U.S. schools districts development strategies, the influence of GE support for work being done in New York City, and the design of the work in Milwaukee.
Since 2005, The General Electric (GE) Foundation has been supporting work in seven U.S. school districts (Atlanta, GA; Cincinnati, OH; Erie, PA; Louisville, KY; Stamford, CT; New York, NY; and Milwaukee, WI) through its Developing Futures™ in Education program, a high-impact initiative created to improve academic achievement and better prepare students for college and career opportunities; with a focus on improving math and science curricula and management capacity in schools. In 2010, CPRE was awarded a grant to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of the program. CPRE’s evaluation is designed to both retrospectively investigate evidence of the program’s impact and help to design the roll-out of subsequent initiatives so that they can be rigorously evaluated.
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