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Who Cares About Data?

This blog shows that data-driven programs and communities are better equipped to work towards solutions that provide results to their communities. The blog draws on an example DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative's work on chronic absenteeism.

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U-turn Now: A GPS for Neighborhood Change

This blog discusses the necessity of a rigorous performance measurement process.It focuses on how performance measurement can provide the data necessary to correct a program that is off-track.

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Long-term ChangeTakes Real-time Data

This video emphasizes the need for collecting data to successfully implement place-based initiatives, like Promise Neighborhoods. The blog includes a video that serves as a guide to improving a comprehensive community change initiative.

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A New Day for Data: How Promise Neighborhoods are transforming lives - For Families Forced Out, a Reason to Return (San Francisco, California)

This data story focuses on a Promise Neighborhood that is using data to transform lives by striving to meet the needs of residents from San Francisco’s gentrifying Mission District even as many are displaced from the neighborhood.

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A New Day for Data: How Promise Neighborhoods are transforming lives - Bringing Change to a Forgotten Community (Washington, DC)

This data story focuses on a Promise Neighborhood in Washington, DC, that is using data to transform lives by working to lift an isolated and forgotten community out of poverty.

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A New Day for Data: How Promise Neighborhoods are transforming lives - Passport to Prosperity (Indianola, Mississippi)

This data story focuses on a Promise Neighborhood, Indianola, Mississippi, that is using data to transform lives by aiming to close the disparity of opportunities for children in rural Indianola, Mississippi.

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Resources for Place-Based Initiatives

This document accompanies the Six Steps to Success: Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives. It is an anottated list of resources discussed in the brief "Six Steps to Success".

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Six Steps to Success: Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives

This brief summarizes six key steps for collecting and using data to track and improve the performance and results of major place-based initiatives. It draws on the twelve implementation grantees in the US Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhood initiative, as well as lessons learned from...

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Preparing and Fielding High-Quality Surveys: Practical Strategies for Successfully Implementing Neighborhood and School Climate Surveys in Promise Neighborhoods

This report is intended to help with planning, management, and documentation for neighborhood and school climate surveys. The report provides example from PN sites that have had success with developing and fielding these surveys.

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Promise Neighborhoods Restricted-Use Data Files: Technical Specification and Requirements

" This specification document details the format of Promise Neighborhood data to be collected for a data file to eventually be made available to researchers via restricted use license from the Department of Education (the Restricted Use Data File). The data include characteristics of persons and...

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