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06 Jul This week: the US Congress rethinks No Child Left Behind

The US Senate and House reconvene this week. On the table in both legislative bodies: reconsideration and/or reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, more commonly known as No Child Left Behind). Read the bills here -- search for "S. 1177" to read the Senate's version, or "H.R. 5" to read the House's. Data2insight encourages you to get in touch with your senator and/or congressperson and make your voice heard about this important education policy matter.  ...

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29 Jun Supreme Court: the impact of policy matters, not just its intent

In a week full of happy Supreme Court decisions, the Court handed down a third landmark ruling: on June 25, in Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, the high court ruled that the Texas Department of Housing had engaged in discrimination by locating the preponderance of its Section 8 housing in predominantly black neighborhoods, thereby reinforcing segregated housing patterns. Though the housing policy was not explicitly discriminatory, the evidence showed its effects were. According to the court's ruling, the policy's effects were as meaningful as its intent in proving discrimination.  In short, policies can now be legally judged on their impacts. As a firm dedicated to the evidence-based evaluation of programs and policy, this week we celebrate this quieter SCOTUS decision. Hats off to evidence-based evaluation in all things, from the board room to the court room!  ...

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25 Jun Join d2i in celebrating young women’s academic achievements with #TheMostBeautifulGown

d2i is proud to join Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) and shake up social media for a day to redefine the beauty standard and send a powerful message: that the most beautiful gown a woman can wear is her graduation gown.  This June 25 (that's today!) we invite you to: • share on social media the pictures and stories of the young Y-WE graduates that Y-WE is posting on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram • or share a photo of yourself  or someone you were proud to see graduate in a graduation gown. Hashtag with #themostbeautifulgown and #tbt (Throwback Thursday) if it’s an older photo. No matter what, be sure to check out Y-WE’s powerful and inspiring #TheMostBeautifulGown campaign on Facebook and Twitter....

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23 May data2insight wishes you a happy Memorial Day

Since we love numbers at data2insight, we've collected a few about Memorial Day for you: The US Census estimates the number of living US veterans to be around 22 million. That's about 7% of our total population, and that percentage will most likely decline as veterans from past wars age. Keep reading about these numbers here. According to AAA, 36.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more this weekend. Keep reading about weekend travel here. And we here at data2insight hope that 100% of you have a great weekend. Happy holiday weekend!...

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20 May Voice of the Girlvolution

Data2insight is proud to share these beautiful words from a Girlvolution poet who presented her poetry at Saturday's powerful event: "We are taught that all women are painted with the same brush...

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14 May Come see what a Girlvolution looks likes!

Data2insight is a proud sponsor of GIRLVOLUTION, Powerful Voices' 6th Annual Youth-Led, social justice conference on May 16 at Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club. Youth 12 and up and adults of ALL gender identities strongly encouraged to attend!...

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