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Insight selected as one of World’s Greatest!

In 2017, Insight Policy Research was selected as one of the World’s Greatest Small Businesses! This long-standing TV show selected our firm due to our success over the past 16 years improving the lives of at-risk and vulnerable populations through evidence-based research.  “World's Greatest!..." is a show dedicated to highlighting the world's greatest companies, products,[...]

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Cross-Country Travel to Explore Experiences with HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative

High-speed internet access at home has become increasingly important to ensure educational opportunity for all children regardless of their economic status. Without this access, many students in low-income households face a “homework gap,” creating an uneven playing field in the classroom. The families themselves are often at a disadvantage in finding jobs, getting health information,[...]

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Insight Report on Sources of Newly Hired Teachers Released in October

On October 12, 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics released Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987–88 to 2011–12, a new statistical analysis report written by Insight Policy Research. In 2011–12, newly hired teachers accounted for 6 percent of all public school teachers and[...]

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Insight Leads Training for USDA’s Second Annual Training on Child Nutrition Access and Accountability through Technology (CNAAT)

On September 13–15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service hosted Networking for Progress in 2016, an annual national conference on child nutrition held this year in Reston, Virginia. Those attending included regional and state leaders in child nutrition, school food authorities, IT vendors serving those food authorities, and federal and regional staff.[...]

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Service Members’ Perspectives on Issues Affecting Women in the Military

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its 2016 Focus Group Report, which Insight produced. The report highlights findings from discussions with hundreds of military Service members, and it will inform the Committee’s annual recommendations to the Secretary of Defense. Results cover many topics of interest, including perceptions of gender integration efforts,[...]

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Insight Holds Panel Session at RECS 2016

Insight organized a panel session for the 2016 Administration for Children and Families’ Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS), held June 1–3. Poor, Unemployed, and Without Cash Assistance: Characteristics, Circumstances, and Survival Strategies of Disconnected Families was streamed live and featured research from Insight, Child Trends, and the University of Michigan. The session examined[...]

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Insight Meets With Hundreds of Military Service Members to Support DACOWITS

In support of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), Insight staff traveled the country to conduct site visits at military installations during April and May 2016. During these visits, our team held focus groups with more than 500 Service members from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy[...]

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