Resources from the Field

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May 2017 | Improving the Assessment of Student Learning in the Arts – State of the Field and Recommendations
National Endowment for the Arts

This report examines current trends, promising techniques and successful practices being used to assess student learning in the arts.

May 2017 | Searching for Opportunity: Examining Racial Gaps in Access to Quality Schools in California and a List of Spotlight Schools

This report shows wide discrepancies in parents' access to high quality schools in the state of California. However, some schools are defying the statistics. 

May 2017 | States Can and Must Include Postsecondary Enrollment Data on Report Cards
Data Quality Campaign

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to publish postsecondary enrollment data, where available, on report cards.

April 2017 | ESSA: Mapping opportunities for civic education
Education Commission of the States

This report provides an ESSA overview and shows how specific ESSA goals can be reached through civic learning and engagement.

April 2017 | Family Ties: Multigenerational Family Foundation Board Engagement
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report provides insight into good governance in family foundations.

April 2017 | How to Lead Collective Impact Working Groups
Collective Impact Forum

This toolkit provides tools, templates and tips for working group leaders to lead meetings and strategically contribute to successful initiatives.

April 2017 | Online courses for credit recovery in high schools: Effectiveness and promising practices
Nellie Mae Education Foundation

This study examines credit recovery programs at 24 Massachusetts high schools with challenging dropout rates.

April 2017 | Shifting Winds: Foundations Respond to a New Political Context
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report, based on survey responses from foundations, outlines how foundations are adapting their strategies in light of the new national context. 

April 2017 | State of the States Landscape Report: State-Level Policies Supporting Equitable K–12 Computer Science Education
Education Commission of the States

This report investigates the progress in developing state-level equitable K-12 computer science education.

April 2017 | The Socioemotional Benefits of the Arts: A New Mandate for Arts Education
William Penn Foundation

Read this summary report on art education programs and its impact on the development of students’ socioemotional skills.