OPRE Insights Blog

Celebrating Juneteenth

June 18, 2021 | Megan Reid and Amanda Coleman
We are reflecting on how we can learn from the history of Juneteenth as OPRE works to incorporate a race equity approach into our research, evaluation, and data work. Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the…

Honoring Fathers by Elevating Their Voices, Leveraging their Strengths, and Embracing their Diversity

June 14, 2021 | Katie Pahigiannis, Pooja Gupta Curtin
This Father’s Day, OPRE celebrates the unique and invaluable contributions of fathers and father figures to the healthy development of their children, their family’s overall well-being, and the vitality of their…

Celebrating One Year of OPRE Insights

May 24, 2021 | Emily Schmitt, Justin Falcone

This week, the OPRE Insights Blog turns one year old! We launched OPRE Insights on May 28th, 2020, announcing that we had a new way to share what we were doing and…

Building ACF Evidence Capacity with Evaluation and Monitoring 101

May 17, 2021 | Clare DiSalvo and Ciara Bridges
ACF strives to be a learning organization with a culture of continuous improvement. The goal of this training is to strengthen this capacity by helping agency staff better understand how to design, conduct, and use findings…

Still Bridging the Opportunity Divide: Year Up’s Impacts Through Five Years

May 10, 2021 | Nicole Constance and Amelia Popham

Last week OPRE published a new report with exciting findings about helping young adults become better connected to in…

Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April 12, 2021 | Kriti Jain
Every April, OPRE celebrates Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Whether we are studying Head Start, home visiting, or economic self-sufficiency, mathematics and statistics can help us find answers to the…

Update: Embracing Learning Opportunities from COVID-19

March 22, 2021 | Nicole Deterding
OPRE and our research partners are working hard to capture information about the pandemic-related experiences of ACF programs and the families they serve. In July, we shared how OPRE was…

Introducing the New Annual Survey of Refugees (ASR) 2020

March 9, 2021 | Nicol Valdez
Historically, refugees to the United States were aided in their resettlement by churches or other community organizations. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed the Refugee Act in recognition of the need for government to…

Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Dr. Harriette Pipes McAdoo

February 22, 2021 | Amanda Clincy Coleman and Kim Clum
We are happy to celebrate Black History month and recognize the contributions of countless Black scholars who have shaped the social sciences -- and research and evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families.

Balancing Rigor and Ethics While Studying Programs Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Teen Dating Violence

February 9, 2021 | Samantha Illangasekare and Kriti Jain
ACF’s evaluation policy establishes five principles: rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics in the conduct of evaluations. This Teen…