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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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I have appreciated the training I have received with IRRE.  I have been a teacher for 22 years and learning the Measuring What Matters (Effective Practices in the Classroom) protocol has made me a better classroom teacher and has also given me objective standards to use when I observe other teachers in my department which is now part of my role as department chairperson.

- Gary Van Landingham, teacher, Lassen High School

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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.