Resources from the Field

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April 2019 | 50-State Comparison: Arts Education Data Collection and Reporting
Education Commission of the States

This 50-State Comparison assesses the capacity of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to aggregate and report on arts education data already housed in statewide education data systems.

April 2019 | Do charter middle schools improve students’ college outcomes?
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

Charter schools play an important role in efforts to reform education and better serve the nation’s public school students. However, little is known about whether charter schools improve students’ outcomes in the long term, including the likelihood of enrolling in and completing college.

April 2019 | How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report examines whether students in high school CTE programs are more likely to take courses in high-demand and/or high-wage industries, both nationally and locally.

March 2019 | Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Wallace Foundation and Research for Action

This research review from 2000-2017 finds more than 60 afterschool programs that meet the most rigorous evidence standards of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 2019 | Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2019 State of the State Addresses
Education Commission of the States

This special report is the result of tracking, analyzing and identifying trends in education policy proposals featured in governors’ State of the State addresses.

March 2019 | Living and Learning Well: A grown-ups guide to using technology with young children
Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Common Sense Media

This guide, based on surveys and conversations with thousands of parents and educators, is filled with research-based tips, information and resources to give families, educators and other grown-ups the support they need to guide children safely while embracing today’s digital world.

March 2019 | Postsecondary Governance Structures
Education Commission of the States

This data visualization resource from Education Commission of the States provides top-level story lines about aspects of the varied and complex postsecondary governance landscapes in each state and the District of Columbia.

March 2019 | The Science of Early Learning
Deans for Impact

This report summarizes current cognitive-science research related to how young children — from birth to age eight — develop skills across three domains: agency, literacy, and numeracy.

March 2019 | Visual Arts Matter
Education Commission of the States

This resource explores how visual arts support students’ academic success both within and outside of school settings by cultivating learning skills, boosting academic achievement and enhancing the educational experience of traditionally underserved students.

February 2019 | 529 Education Savings Plans: Federal Action and State Policy Trends
Education Commission of the States

This policy brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, and more.