Resources from the Field

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May 2019 | The Growing Gap: Public Higher Education's Declining Affordability for Low-Income Students
National College Access Network

A new National College Access Network analysis shows that affordability is decreasing at two- and four-year public institutions, whose mission is to provide a postsecondary pathway to benefit individuals and the public at large.

May 2019 | The Lay of the Land: A Closer Look at Rural Tennessee Schools
Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

In The Lay of the Land, the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition employs a place-based equity lens across three content areas in rural education, offering targeted policy recommendations that correspond to the issues.

May 2019 | Unlocking Potential: Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education
Vera Institute of Justice

This report describes the demonstration project’s design and implementation as well as the experiences of Pathways partners and students, and provides recommendations on policy and practice for college programs with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.

May 2019 | Using Data to Strengthen Afterschool Planning, Management, and Strategy: Lessons from Eight Cities
University of Chicago; The Wallace Foundation

The report presents findings on how data systems were established, operated and used in eight cities to strengthen systems that support high-quality afterschool programs for low-income youth.

April 2019 | 2019 Community Matters Report: Focus on School Discipline
Communities in Schools

The 2019 Community Matters Report outlines the accomplishments of Communities In Schools (CIS) during the 2017-2018 school year with a focus on school discipline.

April 2019 | 50-State Comparison: Arts Education Data Collection and Reporting
Education Commission of the States

This 50-State Comparison assesses the capacity of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to aggregate and report on arts education data already housed in statewide education data systems.

April 2019 | Career-Ready Education Beyond the Skills Gap, Tools and Tactics for an Evolving Economy
Chronicle of Higher Education

This Chronicle report goes beyond the definitions of the skills gap and the accompanying blame game to explore the forces driving change and the challenges ahead. The goal isn’t to turn every institution of higher education into a job-training center, but there’s no shame in adding relevance.

April 2019 | Do charter middle schools improve students’ college outcomes?
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

Charter schools play an important role in efforts to reform education and better serve the nation’s public school students. However, little is known about whether charter schools improve students’ outcomes in the long term, including the likelihood of enrolling in and completing college.

April 2019 | Emergency Aid for Higher Education: A Toolkit and Resource Guide for Decision-Makers
Equal Measure

Emergency Aid for Higher Education: A Toolkit and Resource for Decision-Makers is the result of more than 10 months of research, interviews, focus groups, and webinars with Dash Emergency Grant recipients that elucidated current best practices, and gaps, in administering EA programs.

April 2019 | How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report examines whether students in high school CTE programs are more likely to take courses in high-demand and/or high-wage industries, both nationally and locally.