Grace Evans

grace evans
Legislative Analyst
Washington Office

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School; B.S. in environmental science & policy, University of Maryland

Media Resources

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Overview

Grace Evans is the legislative analyst at the RAND Corporation for education, energy and environment, the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute, the arts, judiciary issues, and child policy. Prior to joining RAND, she was a policy associate at Health Care for America Now and worked for Congressman Frank M. Kratovil, Jr.

Evans earned a B.S. in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Commentary

  • Teacher with four students working as a group

    The High Stakes of 'Soft Skills'

    With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Congress is broadening what it considers success when it comes to judging school quality. One potential new indicator being discussed in some states is social and emotional learning, which has been linked to success later in life.

    Apr 7, 2016 U.S. News & World Report

  • Children raise their hands in a classroom

    How School Choice Could Disadvantage Low-Income Students

    The flexibility to allow Title I-A funds to follow students across schools has a certain appeal. But it could have negative consequences for some of the poorest students.

    Sep 1, 2015 U.S. News & World Report

  • Social worker conducting a home visit with a new mother

    MIECHV Reauthorization: Recommendations from Research

    Funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program was extended through fiscal year 2017, without policy changes. If Congress decides to make policy changes to MIECHV in the future, research on home visiting programs can inform recommendations.

    Apr 17, 2015 The RAND Blog

  • Mathematics teacher pointing to the blackboard and talking to his class

    Reauthorizing ESEA: Four Recommendations to Improve Teaching Effectiveness

    Policies aimed at boosting teaching effectiveness are a key component of a strong ESEA reauthorization. Addressing discrepancies in teacher quality helps teachers improve, retains effective teachers, and makes the teaching profession an attractive option for those contemplating careers.

    Feb 3, 2015 The RAND Blog

  • Students taking a test in a classroom

    Reauthorizing ESEA: Four Recommendations to Make Testing Work

    Will Congress be able to reauthorize ESEA in 2015? Success will depend on legislators clearing several hurdles, such as decisions regarding teacher quality, school improvement, and charter schools. And at the center of the debate remains the issue of federal requirements for testing.

    Jan 21, 2015 The RAND Blog