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Interoperability in Education: Improving Student Outcomes

Across the social service sector, two important trends are gaining widespread attention, both of which are crucial to improving interoperability in education. The first, which we talk about a lot, is technology, specifically how new technological developments can help organizations operate more efficiently and improve outcomes. The second trend is collaboration. …

Why Are Evidence-Based Practice Models Important?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is becoming an integral part of the social service sector. However, there is also some controversy over whether evidence-based practice models are truly the best ones to invest in. Funders, particularly governmental agencies, seem to be coming down heavily in favor of EBP, but it is still worthwhile to consider both sides …

Community Impact and United Ways

The primary objective of a United Way is to create a healthier community by supporting programs and services that positively impact priority needs and urgent issues. As leaders in their respective communities, United Ways are charged with the task of making the most out of the efforts of the service providers and projects that they fund. They must be …

What Are Evidence-Based Practice Models?

Due to vast technological advances, our ability as social service providers to collect and assess evidence has improved dramatically throughout the late 20th and early 21st century. As a result, evidence-based practice models are becoming more widespread. Furthermore, funders, both private foundations and governmental organizations, are starting to …