Resources from the Field

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June 2016 | ESSA’s Well-Rounded Education
Education Commission of the States

This report highlights ESSA’s “well-rounded education” concept and addresses support from the states and access for all students. 

May 2016 | Dancing to the Top: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston

This case study of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion explores in-school arts instruction as a means to increase equity.

May 2016 | Foster Care Transition Toolkit
U.S. Department of Education

This toolkit provides tips and resources to help foster youth access and navigate social, emotional, educational and skills barriers as they transition into adulthood.

April 2016 | 2014-2015 Career Ready Internship Grant Closing Report and Best Practices
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

This report shares lessons learned from Great Lakes' 2014-2015 Career Ready Internship Grant Partners. It includes lessons learned as well as best practices for successfully administering a paid internship program, collaborating with business partners, and serving students with financial need.

April 2016 | Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2016 Historical Trend Report
The Pell Institute

This is a report on the status of higher education equity in the United States which identifies changes over time in measures of equity, identifies policies and practices that promote and hinder progress, and illustrates the need for increased support of policies, programs and practices.

March 2016 | Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool
TCC Group

The FCCAT is an online, statistically validated assessment measure developed to help foundations make sense of their institutional capacity strengths and challenges.

March 2016 | Building Guided Pathways: Practical Lessons from Completion by Design Colleges
Completion by Design

The Completion by Design initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, works to increase college graduation rates for low income students.

March 2016 | Collective Impact and the New Generation of Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education: A Nationwide Scan
The Wallace Foundation

This publication looks at current trends in collaborative efforts to improve education.

February 2016 | 2012-2015 Emergency Grant Closing Report and Best Practices
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

This report highlights best practices from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation's emergency grant assistance program. Creating institution-wide support is one of the primary lessons learned.

February 2016 | Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-based Learning
George Lucas Educational Foundation

This classroom guide provides design tips for assessing learning projects, from planning through the final product and reflection.