Resources from the Field

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January 2019 | Communicating a Shared Vision for Students and Education
Hattaway Communications

This message manual is designed to help field leaders and organizations communicate consistently about a shared vision to advance student success and equity in education.

January 2019 | Engaging Boards and Trustees in Strategic Learning
FSG

Researched and written in collaboration with GEO, this toolkit provides a fresh set of resources for grantmaker CEOs, evaluation staff, and senior leaders to use to engage their boards and trustees in conversations about the importance of strategic learning in their decision-making and deliberati

January 2019 | From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope
The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development

This report from Aspen Institute Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development provides strong evidence for support of social and emotional learning as a necessary and important part of academic development. 

January 2019 | Growth Data: It Matters, and It’s Complicated
Data Quality Campaign

Forty-eight states and Washington, D.C. have committed to measuring and reporting on individual student growth under ESSA. This means everyone in those states – from parents to policymakers – will have more information than before on student performance and school quality.

January 2019 | NCAN State Policy Toolkit
National College Access Network

The National College Access Network's State Policy Toolkit is designed to help NCAN members and partners grow and strengthen their state-level advocacy work.

January 2019 | Open Enrollment
Education Commission of the States

This policy snapshot briefly examines open enrollment (a form of school choice), reviews which states enacted bills related to open enrollment from 2014 to 2018 and includes examples of recently enacted legislation.

January 2019 | Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

This report strives to better understand the trend of community college students transferring to selective four-year institutions, and to study their persistence post-transfer.

January 2019 | Taking their First Steps: The Distribution of New Teachers into School and Classroom Contexts and Implications for Teacher Effectiveness and Growth
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research

This study looks at 10 years of data from teachers in the nation's second-largest school district and finds that newer teachers are often challenged with tougher situations and less support.

January 2019 | Untangling the Evidence on Preschool Effectiveness: Insights for Policymakers
Learning Policy Institute

Research on early learning programs in the 1960s and 1970s revealed longlasting benefits, sparking investment in preschool programs. However, recent evaluations of two large preschool programs found mixed results, creating confusion about whether preschool programs can support student success.

January 2019 | Weaving Successful Partnerships: When Funders, Evaluators, and Intermediaries Work Together
Equal Measure

What creates success in partnerships between funders, intermediaries and evaluators?

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