Defining a research agenda and examining evidence to accelerate the National Learning Economy
The Foundation established the Aces Research Network as a collaborative, applied research hub of selected scholars and practitioners.
This team brings fresh perspectives and experiences from the four sectors that have the greatest impact on working learners:
- education (from kindergarten through postsecondary)
- business and industry
The Aces will initially focus on designing a collaborative research agenda that examines a broad array of issues related to accelerating the National Learning Economy and informing investments to support working learner success.
Leveraging the long legacy of data and information from ACT, the Aces’ applied research projects will provide critical information — including analysis of current policy and practice successes, challenges and gaps — that will help the ACT Foundation find a clear path forward for improving learning outcomes for working learners.
The Aces’ research agenda will include a focus on the spectrum of issues young, low-income working learners face in accessing and succeeding in learning opportunities that prepare them for career and life success.
Meet our Aces:
- Amy Kaslow
- Anjalé D. Welton, Ph.D.
- Blanca Gordo, Ph.D.
- Daniel Ash, Ph.D.
- Franci Phelan
- John McCarthy
- Johnathan M. Holifield, Esq.
- Merrilea Mayo, Ph.D.
- Nicole Smith, Ph.D.