Resources from the Field

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December 2017 | Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review
RAND Corporation

This report reviews how educators and policymakers can use funding offered under the federal education law, ESSA, to support evidence-based programming to promote social and emotional learning. 

December 2017 | Strengthening Donor-Nonprofit Partnerships
Stanford Social Innovation Review

This article notes five relationship imbalances between donors and nonprofits that cause tension and reduce social impact.

December 2017 | The Academic and Behavioral Consequences of Discipline Policy Reform
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report on education discipline reform is based on information from a school district that made dramatic changes to its code of conduct a few years ago.

November 2017 | A 'Big Bet' on Educator-Led Collaborations and Solutions
American Federation of Teachers

This report shows the results of supporting and trusting teachers, working in collaboration with administrators and parents, to identify problems in public education and find a way to solve them.

November 2017 | Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students
Migration Policy Institute

This report highlights the challenges immigrant high-school aged students face when working to complete a degree while adjusting to a new system.

November 2017 | Community Organizing on Behalf of Latino Student Success: A Case Study of the Unidos Project in New Mexico
Excelencia in Education

This case study from Excelencia in Education showcases a community's efforts to increase Latino student success in postsecondary education.

November 2017 | Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

This national study investigates how grantmakers' approaches to racial equity and culture connect to practice. The study looks at philanthropic trends over time and new findings about grantmaker support for nonprofits.

November 2017 | Los Angeles Urban Funders: Philanthropic Initiative in the Aftermath of the 1992 Civil Unrest
Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

This report documents the collaborative efforts of 29 funders that came together after the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles.

November 2017 | Making College Affordable
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The report examines barriers to affordability for postsecondary students and includes 11 best practices for colleges to implement that support successfu

November 2017 | Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success
Center for Effective Philanthropy

How can funders negotiate the power imbalance that affects relationships between grantees and funders?