Resources from the Field

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December 2018 | 50-State Comparison: Developmental Education Policies
Education Commission of the States

In this resource, ECS compiled state-level and postsecondary institution developmental education assessment and placement policies. These policies are used to determine learners' college readiness and course placement. 

December 2018 | Beyond the Bell: Leveraging Community Assets for an Expanded Learning System
Center on Reinventing Public Education

"In this essay, Betheny Gross argues that while the current emphasis on wraparound services has helped meet some of the many needs today’s students face, a more organic, crowdsourced approach to engaging the community could ultimately result in more agile and responsive opportunities for students."

December 2018 | Educational Equality in the Future: Risks and Opportunity
Center on Reinventing Public Education

"This essay examines the implications of a more customized, agile system for the students who have historically lacked full access to learning opportunities."

December 2018 | Engaging the Arts in the Broader Education Policy Landscape
Education Commission of the States

This report looks at how arts education and arts leaders can be engaged in education policy change efforts and solutions.

December 2018 | Forging Ahead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Foundation Investing Activities
The Giving Practice

"This report includes interviews with executives at eight large foundations" on "how DEI can shape the structure of the investing department, the work of investment committees and the choice of investments."

December 2018 | Governance in Early Childhood Education
Education Commission of the States

This report looks at the governance creation, structure and coordination of early childhood education policy across the U.S. State examples and pertinent challenges to this governance are included. 

December 2018 | Pathway to Success: Toledo School for the Arts builds promising futures through the arts
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report highlights the Toledo School for the Arts, a public charter school, and the special opportunities it offers students interested in pursuing an art major. 

December 2018 | Summer Learning Toolkit: Evidence-based tools and guidance for delivering effective programs
The Wallace Foundation

The online summer learning toolkit, with downloadable resources, provides adaptable tools and planning resources for practictioners.

November 2018 | 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey
National Farm to School Network

These materials summarize survey results from early care and education (ECE) providers across the country on the benefits and challenges of using farm to ECE to foster high quality learning environments that promote health and well-being among children. 

November 2018 | Advancing Racial Equity Through Capacity Building: The Kresge Foundation’s Talent and Leadership Development Efforts

This case study is one of five in a GrantCraft series on foundations working with consultants to build grantee-capacity. This case study looks at the Kresge Foundation's FUEL (Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership) program for their grantees.