Resources from the Field

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June 2018 | Rooted in Opportunity
Walton Family Foundation

This report describes how the Walton Family Foundation is partnering with school leadership to positively impact education experience.

June 2018 | School Leadership: A Primer for State Policymakers
Education Commission of the States

This report offers state policy reccomendations and considerations to nurture strong school leadership. 

June 2018 | States Leading the Way: Practical Solutions that Lift Up Children and Families
Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Ascend's newest publication highlights "promising, actionable solutions" from seven U.S. states eliminating poverty using a two-generation approach, focusing on both children and parents for effective, equitable results.

June 2018 | When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy
Stanford Social Innovation Review

This article explains five important considerations for funders who want to support social advocacy causes and relevant policies.

June 2018 | Youth-led Organizing: A strategy for Healing and Child Welfare Systems Change
Foster Youth in Action

This report explores the potential for indidvual transformation and systems change via youth-led organzing with youth who have experienced foster care.

May 2018 | From College to Life: Relevance and the Value of Higher Education
Strada Education Network

This report examines consumer perspectives on relevance of college coursework among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults.

May 2018 | Arizona’s Community Schools: Beyond Education
Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Helios Education Foundation, Vitalyst Health Foundation

This report surveyed school leadership at Arizona community schools, specifically in districts that offer school programming outside the traditional scope of education. 

May 2018 | Bracing for a Downturn: Nonprofits, Charitable Deduction Worries, and How Foundations Can Help
Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report provides guidance to foundations in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect January 2018. Nonprofits and foundations alike are concerned that the new law may reduce charitable giving.

May 2018 | Music Matters
Education Commission of the States

This report explores the importance of music on student learning outcomes.

May 2018 | Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions
Heckscher Foundation for Children

This educator resource provides evidence-based strategies to help students get to and through college.