Resources from the Field

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January 2019 | From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope
The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development

This report from Aspen Institute Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development provides strong evidence for support of social and emotional learning as a necessary and important part of academic development. 

January 2019 | Weaving Successful Partnerships: When Funders, Evaluators, and Intermediaries Work Together
Equal Measure

What creates success in partnerships between funders, intermediaries and evaluators?

December 2018 | 50-State Comparison: Developmental Education Policies
Education Commission of the States

In this resource, ECS compiled state-level and postsecondary institution developmental education assessment and placement policies. These policies are used to determine learners' college readiness and course placement. 

December 2018 | Beyond the Bell: Leveraging Community Assets for an Expanded Learning System
Center on Reinventing Public Education

"In this essay, Betheny Gross argues that while the current emphasis on wraparound services has helped meet some of the many needs today’s students face, a more organic, crowdsourced approach to engaging the community could ultimately result in more agile and responsive opportunities for students."

December 2018 | Educational Equality in the Future: Risks and Opportunity
Center on Reinventing Public Education

"This essay examines the implications of a more customized, agile system for the students who have historically lacked full access to learning opportunities."

December 2018 | Engaging the Arts in the Broader Education Policy Landscape
Education Commission of the States

This report looks at how arts education and arts leaders can be engaged in education policy change efforts and solutions.

December 2018 | Forging Ahead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Foundation Investing Activities
The Giving Practice

"This report includes interviews with executives at eight large foundations" on "how DEI can shape the structure of the investing department, the work of investment committees and the choice of investments."

December 2018 | Governance in Early Childhood Education
Education Commission of the States

This report looks at the governance creation, structure and coordination of early childhood education policy across the U.S. State examples and pertinent challenges to this governance are included. 

December 2018 | Pathway to Success: Toledo School for the Arts builds promising futures through the arts
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report highlights the Toledo School for the Arts, a public charter school, and the special opportunities it offers students interested in pursuing an art major. 

December 2018 | Summer Learning Toolkit: Evidence-based tools and guidance for delivering effective programs
The Wallace Foundation

The online summer learning toolkit, with downloadable resources, provides adaptable tools and planning resources for practictioners.

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