Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton will participate in the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s symposium, “The Future of Evidence.” He will give remarks during a panel discussion that focuses on how the federal government and foundations can better support ways to generate evidence about complex systems and community efforts in order to improve results for disadvantaged children and families.
The symposium will focus on developing a fuller spectrum of evidence, from a wider range of sources, to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and families. In addition to featuring several speakers, the symposium also will look at state and local examples of people and places that are using innovative ways to develop a stronger evidence base.
The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education’s work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including ConnectED, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool and make college more affordable.