US Dept of Ed Releases Report on Place-based Strategy

04 Jun 2012 |
US Dept of Ed Releases Report on Place-based Strategy
Above: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announcing the first Promise Neighborhoods grants

An exciting new report from the US Department of Education demonstrates just how much the administration is internalizing the PolicyLink adage: Place matters.

This report, which mentions our Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink partner, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, emphasizes the importance of place-based efforts to combat poverty and improve neighborhoods. And it highlights the signature place-based program: Promise Neighborhoods!

Read the post from Larkin Tackett, who was until recently the Director of Place-based Initiatives at the Department of Education, for more on Promise Neighborhoods and the new district focus on Race to the Top. And download the full report! It’s well worth a read.