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to improve the lives of young people in diverse communities by transforming their educational experience

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meaningful improvement can be achieved when educators and those who support them are equipped, empowered and expected to change

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to strengthen political will, theories of change, and relevant knowledge base of educators, policy makers and investors in education

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IRRE and YDSI Help Boys & Girls Clubs of America Find Out What Makes a Difference

     Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) want to know whether and how their work makes a difference. IRRE and our partner Youth Development Strategies, Inc.

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IRRE’s Curriculum and Instructional Benchmarking program has changed how our teachers, support staff and students viewed the purpose of curriculum, instruction and assessment.  Our culture shifted from a culture of teacher-centered curriculum compliance to one focused on student-centered learning.  Ownership of the learning was made possible for our students and grading practices became an actual portrayal of mastery of content.

- Carol Anthony, Secondary Turn-Around Director, Van Dyke Public Schools

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Many corporations want to help improve education.  Common wisdom tells us that publicly-funded education has many urgent needs, and the private sector has many valuable resources. What do corporations and their education partners need to do from the outset to craft the most productive partnerships?

IRRE has identified five attributes that, when adopted by corporate and other philanthropic partners seeking to improve education quality, produce greater impact.

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     Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) want to know whether and how their work makes a difference. IRRE and our partner Youth Development Strategies, Inc.