Resources from the Field

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October 2016 | Race to the Top: Implementation and Relationship to Student Outcomes
U.S. Department of Education

This is an analysis of the Race to the Top competitive grant program that covers both program implementation and student outcomes.

October 2016 | Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity: Core Concepts in Capacity Building
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Capacity building enables nonprofit leaders and organizations to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their work. Since each situation is unique and circumstances are always changing, effective capacity-building support is tailored to best suit the needs of grantees.

September 2016 | Charter School Boards in the Nation’s Capital
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report uses quantitative survey data to look at the relationship between school quality and charter school boards in Washington, D.C.

September 2016 | Mindset in the Classroom: A National Study of K-12 Teachers
Education Week Research Center

This report examines 600 K-12 educators' experiences and views on the concept of growth mindset.

August 2016 | Guide to School-Based Outreach for Health Coverage Enrollment
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

This comprehensive guide identifies key strategies for school-based outreach programs.

August 2016 | High hopes and harsh realities: The real challenges to building a diverse teacher workforce
The Brookings Institution

This newly released paper looks at what the current diversity gap is between teachers and students and how to increase diversity in the teacher workforce.

August 2016 | Inequality in School Discipline
The Atlantic Philanthropies

This book explores research and practical applications to reduce disparities in applying disciplinary practices.

August 2016 | Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Harvard Education Press

Based on this book review from Stanford Social Innovation Review, this book questions whether large foundations investing in education reform may be undermining our democratic process.

July 2016 | Capturing the Ripple Effect
Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Capturing the Ripple Effect: Developing a Theory of Change for Evaluating Parent Leadership Initiatives conveys how initiatives that develop parents as leaders can set off a positive ripple effect in their communities and beyond, creating greater opportunities for children.

July 2016 | Faculty Qualification Policies and Strategies Relevant to Dual Enrollment Programs: An Analysis of States and Regional Accreditation Agencies
Education Commission of the States

This is a review of the policies and qualifications across the states that govern teachers that lead dual enrollment courses.

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