Resources from the Field

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November 2014 | Metro D.C. School Spending Explorer
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Metro D.C. School Spending Explorer, an interactive map that shows the school-level, per-pupil funding for D.C. area schools, was recently released by The Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

November 2014 | Research Practice Partnerships
The William T. Grant Foundation

A new microsite hailed as a “one-stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education was announced by The William T. Grant Foundation and the Forum for Youth Investment (FYI).

November 2014 | The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences
The Wallace Foundation

The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences, which identifies and explains nine actions that arts organizations can take to increase the chances they will succeed in engaging audiences, was released by The Wallace Foundation.

November 2014 | Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula
Stuart Foundation

A new research brief released by the Stuart Foundation, Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula, looks at early implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula in 10 diverse school districts in California.

November 2014 | Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity
National Women’s Law Center and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Schott Foundation for Public Education, and others

A report released by National Women’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund outlines the discipline disparities for African-American girls and notes that pervasive racial and gender biases in education often prevent students from succeeding.

October 2014 | Grantmaking Trends Memo: Education 2014
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

During the last ten years, the Education Program has sought to take advantage of key windows of opportunity to advance the education system, as a whole, toward better student outcomes.

October 2014 | LGBTQ Youth and School Pushout
Just and Fair Schools Fund

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) and Crossroads Collaborative released reports on Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline for gender nonconforming youth and for LGBTQ youth of color.

October 2014 | The Role of Grantmakers in Collective Impact
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Grantmakers can embrace the potential of collective impact by becoming community partners, according to this report, but they have to be attentive to power dynamics.

October 2014 | Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula
Humphrey & Koppich with support from Stuart Foundation

This study looks at early implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). With support from the Stuart Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation, a team of 12 researchers, led by Julia Koppich and Dan Humphrey, took a close look at 10 diverse districts across California.

September 2012 | Forecast 3.0: Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem
Knowledge Works

This forecast report from Knowledge Works previews five disruptions that will reshape learning over the next decade. Responding to them with creativity rather than fear will be critical to preparing all learners for an uncertain future.

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