Resources from the Field

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July 2018 | Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive K-12 Public Schools: A Call for Philanthropic Support
The Sillerman Center

This report highlights the benefits, visible for students of all backgrounds, behind racially and socioeconomically diverse public schools.

July 2018 | Guiding Questions for State School Improvement Efforts
Education Commission of the States

This brief puts forth guiding questions in four key areas for policymakers, and funders, to use as a roadmap for improving outcomes at lower-performing schools.

June 2018 | 50-State Comparison: State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies
Education Commission of the States

This report profiles all 50 states, detailing each of their policies and approaches to K-3 education, specifically regarding seven important elements.

June 2018 | A Broader Vision of Student Success: Insights and Opportunities for Social and Emotional Learning in Delaware
Rodel Foundation of Delaware

This report summarizes findings on current social and emotional learning (SEL) practices from schools across Delaware. Reccommendations are presented for grantmakers, policymakers and other leadership to advance the quality and equity of SEL in Delaware schools.

June 2018 | Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture
Equity in the Center

Equity in the Center created this report to detail the concrete steps an organization needs to take to achieve a Race Equity Culture within itself, important for all organizations but especially for grantmakers whose work includes funding racial equity outcomes.

June 2018 | Measuring Non-Degree Credential Attainment
Workforce Data Quality Campaign

This report surveyed all 50 states on how they measure the edcuational training of residents who have non-degree credentials (i.e. certificates), finding most are not doing enough to track this type of education.

June 2018 | Rooted in Opportunity
Walton Family Foundation

This report describes how the Walton Family Foundation is partnering with school leadership to positively impact education experience.

June 2018 | School Leadership: A Primer for State Policymakers
Education Commission of the States

This report offers state policy reccomendations and considerations to nurture strong school leadership. 

June 2018 | States Leading the Way: Practical Solutions that Lift Up Children and Families
Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Ascend's newest publication highlights "promising, actionable solutions" from seven U.S. states eliminating poverty using a two-generation approach, focusing on both children and parents for effective, equitable results.

June 2018 | When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy
Stanford Social Innovation Review

This article explains five important considerations for funders who want to support social advocacy causes and relevant policies.