Resources from the Field

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October 2018 | Still Dissatisfied, More Optimistic, Fully Committed
NewSchools Venture Fund

Three years ago, New Schools released a report as a call to action for communities to redesign schools and our traditional models of education. This report serves as a follow up - with lessons and observations about how communities can best support better schools.

September 2018 | Community Schools Playbook
Partnership for the Future of Learning

This playbook provides an overview of community schools, their four principles and potential to advance equity, and how to advocate for community schools.

September 2018 | Examining Life Outcomes Among Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
Excelencia in Education; Gallup

This report looks at the role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the college experience, career success and life outcomes of Latino students who attend or attended a HSI. The findings support HSIs as positively impacting these students.

September 2018 | High School and the Future of Work: A Guide for State Policymakers
XQ Institute

This resource guides state policymakers, with implications and useful insight for grantmakers, in how to build momentum and create action to prepare high school learners for the future of work.  

September 2018 | The Power of Feedback
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Follow along in this multi-media series from September 2018 - February 2019, produced with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

September 2018 | Transitions and Alignment From Preschool to Kindergarten
Education Commission of the States

ECS created this report to describe two key elements - effective transition and authentic alignment - that are crucial when considering programs that take early learners from pre-school to kindergarten.

September 2018 | What Parents and Teachers Think About Education Data
Data Quality Campaign

These infographics offer the results of polling parents and teachers on their opinons about education data collection and use.

September 2018 | Work-Based Learning: Model Policy Components
Education Commission of the States

This report "outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality."

August 2018 | 50-State Comparison: State Policies on School Discipline
Education Commission of the States

This resource provides easily accessible comparisons of state-level school discipline statutes across all 50 states.

August 2018 | Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit for Exploring the Future

This toolkit presents four activities you can engage in to imagine and embrace a vision for the future of learning that is student-centered and relevant to the changing education landscape.