Resources from the Field

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July 2016 | Making College Access a Priority at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Council for Opportunity in Education

The brief was written to assist college and university leaders who are committed to equity. This is one in a series of briefs on college access.

July 2016 | The CLASS Project: Empowering Educators, Raising Student Achievement
Foundations for a Better Oregon

The paper outlines the research underpinning the CLASS model, analyzes its impact, describes accompanying legislative and policy initiatives, and narrates CLASS' evolution. CLASS is a process for teachers to develop career models for their districts.

June 2016 | Common Core Math in the K–8 Classroom: Results from a National Teacher Survey
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This document reports on how over 1000 teachers are implementing common core math standards nationwide.

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
EdVestors

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.

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