Resources from the Field

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July 2019 | The Excellence Gap Is Growing
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Because students from higher-income families have more educational opportunities, greater access to resources, and higher quality instruction, they’re more likely than their peers from lower-income families to reach the highest levels of academic performance.

July 2019 | They All Play A Role: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Developmental Relationships
FrameWorks Institute

This study compares expert and public understandings of developmental relationships, yielding actionable strategies that communicators can use to anticipate and navigate public thinking.

July 2019 | Why We Funded: Cross-Grantee Collaboration
Overdeck Family Foundation

Five lessons Overdeck Family Foundation's Early Impact portfolio learned from funding cross-grantee collaboration projects.

July 2019 | Why We Funded: Strategic Data Project Fellows
Overdeck Family Foundation

Seven lessons the Overdeck Family Foundation has learned from funding the Strategic Data Project, which places data professionals into nonprofit or government organizations.

June 2019 | 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book begins by exploring how America’s child population — and the American childhood experience — has changed since 1990.

June 2019 | Arts Education and Social-Emotional Learning Outcomes Among K-12 Students
Consortium on School Research at the University of Chicago and Ingenuity

In this report, the authors describe how arts learning experiences have the potential to promote the development of social-emotional competencies and suggest that these developmental processes can be replicable across subject areas.

June 2019 | Changes in HBCU Financial Aid and Student Enrollment After the Tightening of PLUS Credit Standards
Journal of Student Financial Aid, Mathematica

The authors analyze changes in financial aid and student enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that occurred after the U.S. Department of Education increased the credit history requirements necessary to obtain Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

June 2019 | Investing in Successful Summer Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
RAND Corporation with The Wallace Foundation

This report, reviewing research about summer programming for children and teens, finds 43 programs that pass the evidence test for ESSA research categorization.

June 2019 | Making Early Education a Priority: Evidence from the 2019 PACE/USC Rossier Voter Poll
Policy Analysis for California Education

Despite strong evidence that high-quality early education programs can have a powerful impact on children’s future success in school, college, and the workforce, California voters rank new investments in prenatal and early childhood services below other educational priorities.

June 2019 | Quality Counts 2019: School Finance
Education Week

How much does money really matter in the quest for educational quality? And if it matters so much, as supporters of higher spending argue, why do taxpayers and the public seem to flinch when they’re confronted with the tab?

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