Resources from the Field

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October 2015 | The Source Codes of Foundation Culture
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Written with longtime philanthropy advisor Tom David, this report explores core elements of organizational culture and shares examples and stories from specific foundations to demonstrate just how important having a productive culture can be to your effectiveness as grantmakers.

September 2015 | Exploring the Future Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem
KnowledgeWorks

This paper from KnowledgeWorks explores what kinds of educator roles might be appropriate to an expanding learning ecosystem, especially one that aims to be vibrant for all learners, and what kinds of issues education stakeholders will need to manage as educator roles diversify.

September 2015 | Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that for decades, the United States has focused too little on preparing students to achieve at high levels. There are two core problems.

September 2015 | Not Golden Yet: Building a Stronger Workforce for California’s Children
The David & Lucile Packard Founation

A new report, Not Golden Yet: Building a Stronger Workforce for California’s Children, examines California's policies for teachers and other professionals in child care, pre-K, transitional kindergarten, and the early grades of the public schools.

August 2015 | Enriching Science for Students: Strategies for Creating an Effective Program
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

For nearly two decades, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has helped informal science education programs across North Carolina become successful and now BWF has published a guide to tell you how.

August 2015 | More and Better Learning: Year Three Report on ExpandED Schools
The After School Corporation

This report reviews the progress made by ExpandED Schools in the past three years with its work in Baltimore, New Orleans, and New York.

August 2015 | The 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book
The Annie E Casey Foundation

The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

August 2015 | The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development
The New Teacher Project

A new report from The New Teacher Project (TNTP)​ speaks to the perception among education leaders that we know what works when it comes to teacher development.

August 2015 | What Matters Most for Children: Influencing Inequality at the Start of Life
American Institutes for Research

This report from the American Institutes for Research provides an overview of the science of early childhood and summarizes the disparities and the opportunity gaps stemming from inequalities.

July 2015 | Better for Students: Simplifying the Federal Financial Aid Process
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This report proposes three actions to address the challenges of the  financial aid process: eliminate unnecessary application questions, use tax data to streamline, & lengthen the application window.

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