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Bare, J. (2002). Try my elixir. Foundation News & Commentary. 43(1), 22–24. Acknowledging that non-evaluators tend not to care much about how evaluators do their jobs, Bare presents 10 ways to communicate the value of evaluation to grantmaking colleagues.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Children at risk: State trends 1990–2000. (2002, March). Baltimore, MD: Author. A Population Reference Bureau/Kids Count report based on the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, which finds that, while conditions for children improved overall in the last decade, the child poverty rate remained practically unchanged.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pursuing Perfection initiative is “intended to help physician organizations and hospitals dramatically improve patient outcomes by pursuing perfection in all of their major care processes.”

Leichter, H. M., & Tryens, J. (2002, September). Achieving better health outcomes: The Oregon benchmark experience. New York: Milbank Memorial Fund. This report examines and assesses the history of benchmarking for health by the Oregon Progress Board.

Mosteller, F., & Boruch, R. (Eds.). (2002). Evidence matters: Randomized trials in education research. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press. This book explores the history and current status of research on practices in education, particularly the need for credible studies of the effects of education programs. The contributors focus on randomized field trials, but also consider other approaches to generating empirical evidence, such as sample surveys, narrative studies, and exploratory research.

The Pew Partnership for Civic Change’s Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative is a nationwide project to equip a diverse group of citizens, or “civic entrepreneurs,” to play a greater role in decision making in their communities. It includes a LeadershipPlenty training curriculum, which has an evaluation component.

The Results and Performance Accountability Implementation Guide, developed by Mark Friedman, is an Internet-based guide for individuals and groups looking to implement some form of results or performance accountability in their organization or community.

New Resources From HFRP

A new teaching case on the standards movement in education is available on our FINE (Family Involvement Network of Educators) website—Defining “Fine”: Communicating Academic Progress to Parents

We have just published two new research briefs in our Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation series.

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