Resources from the Field

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May 2015 | The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

This report by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation details the cost of failing to address the legacy of racism in the state and the benefits to communities from advancing racial equity, including in the area of education.

May 2015 | The Cultural Lives of Californians: Insights from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation
The James Irvine Foundation

This report from The James Irvine Foundation explores questions and opportunities for nonprofit arts organizations, funders, and sector leaders to maximize their investments in art education.

May 2015 | Uncommonly Engaging? A Review of the EngageNY English Language Arts Common Core Curriculum
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In Uncommonly Engaging? A Review of the EngageNY English Language Arts Common Core Curriculum, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute analyzes New York State’s Common Core-aligned ELA curriculum by asking: How solid is this product? Is it well aligned to the Common Core? Is it teachable?

April 2015 | A Nation Stronger Through Higher Education
Lumina Foundation

A new report by Lumina Foundation focuses on progress towards reaching Goal 2025 -- a goal that calls for 60% of Americans to hold a college degree, certificate or other high-quality postsecondary credential by the year 2025. The report highlights the higher education attainment rate of the U.S.

April 2015 | Blended Instruction: EDUCATION CONNECTION and Education Development Center (EDC)
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

This report from The Nellie Mae Education Foundation examines how a student-centered approach to blended instruction can have a positive impact on life-long achievement.

April 2015 | Building the Infrastructure to Improve the Use and Usefulness of Research in Education
William T. Grant Foundation

This publication from the William T. Grant Foundation discusses how, “research is not the next silver bullet for education reform, and simply mandating its use will not get us to our ultimate goals of better teaching and learning.”

April 2015 | Centered on Results: Assessing the Impact of Student-Centered Learning
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

In a series of studies commissioned by The Nellie Mae Foundation, this report examines how student-centered practices contribute to deeper learning in secondary schools.

April 2015 | How Can Donors Advance Education—and the ‘Common Core’?
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Amy Rodde, a partner in the Bridgespan Group, discusses how donors can help make a difference by investing in the Common Core.

April 2015 | School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio’s Urban District and Charter Schools
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This publication by The Thomas B. Fordham examines district-run and charters school closures in Ohio that affected 22,722 students.

April 2015 | The Game Believes in you: a conversation with Greg Toppo
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In the age of iPads and Fitbits, how should educators harness new technology to improve student learning?