Resources from the Field

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November 2017 | A 'Big Bet' on Educator-Led Collaborations and Solutions
American Federation of Teachers

This report shows the results of supporting and trusting teachers, working in collaboration with administrators and parents, to identify problems in public education and find a way to solve them.

November 2017 | Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students
Migration Policy Institute

This report highlights the challenges immigrant high-school aged students face when working to complete a degree while adjusting to a new system.

November 2017 | Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

This national study investigates how grantmakers' approaches to racial equity and culture connect to practice. The study looks at philanthropic trends over time and new findings about grantmaker support for nonprofits.

November 2017 | Making College Affordable
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The report examines barriers to affordability for postsecondary students and includes 11 best practices for colleges to implement that support successfu

November 2017 | Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success
Center for Effective Philanthropy

How can funders negotiate the power imbalance that affects relationships between grantees and funders?

October 2017 | Achieving Results: Diversity & Inclusion Actions with Impact
Newsweek Vantage

This report highlights diversity and inclusion actions that set successful organizations apart from those that have made limited progress in this area.

October 2017 | Nurturing Students' Climb to Success: Why Engagement and Motivation Matter
Education Week

This report reviews a range of strategies for student motivation and engagement from schools, educators, advocates and parents. 

October 2017 | Review of Evidence: Arts Integration Research Through the Lens of the Every Student Succeeds Act
American Institutes for Research

This report analyzes research on the effectiveness of “arts integration” efforts—efforts that use arts to teach other subjects such as English and math.

October 2017 | Science to Policy and Practice: Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard has identified three principles that can guide public policy choices and front-line practice across a wide range of areas affecting children and families.

October 2017 | Shining a Spotlight on K-12 and Higher Ed Alignment in ESSA
Higher Ed for Higher Standards

This brief evaluates how well states took advantage of the federal education law to align their strategies to reach higher education goals and support long-term stud