Resources from the Field

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November 2015 | Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy
Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin; Achieving the Dream; American Association of Community Colleges; Complete College America; Education Commission of the States; Jobs for the Future

The report highlights practices that have been shown to significantly increase the number of students completing college and close attainment gaps for low-income and underserved populations.

November 2015 | Exploring International and Intercultural Understanding through Global Literature
Longview Foundation for International Affairs and World of Words

This report shows how K-12 teachers in 19 states worked in study groups to integrate global children’s and adolescent literature to develop international understanding among students and teachers.

October 2015 | Achieving Kindergarten Readiness for All Our Children: A Funder's Guide to Early Childhood Development from Birth to Five
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation and The Bridgespan Group

The Pritzker Children’s Initiative of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation and The Bridgespan Group released a new paper that estimates that 1 in 4 kindergarteners nationwide – 1 million total – come from low-income families and enter school not fully ready to learn.

October 2015 | Collaborating to See All Constituents Reach Their Full Potential: Memorandum on Research and Resources on Equity and Collective Impact
Collective Impact Forum

Earlier in 2015, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) and the Collective Impact Forum came together around the question of, "How can grantmakers instill an equity lens within their collaborative efforts?"

October 2015 | Teaching the Teachers of Our Youngest Children: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in California
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

This report looks the status of early childhood higher education offerings in California and how these programs have evolved over the last decade.

October 2015 | The Source Codes of Foundation Culture
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Written with longtime philanthropy advisor Tom David, this report explores core elements of organizational culture and shares examples and stories from specific foundations to demonstrate just how important having a productive culture can be to your effectiveness as grantmakers.

September 2015 | Exploring the Future Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem
KnowledgeWorks

This paper from KnowledgeWorks explores what kinds of educator roles might be appropriate to an expanding learning ecosystem, especially one that aims to be vibrant for all learners, and what kinds of issues education stakeholders will need to manage as educator roles diversify.

September 2015 | Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that for decades, the United States has focused too little on preparing students to achieve at high levels. There are two core problems.

September 2015 | Not Golden Yet: Building a Stronger Workforce for California’s Children
The David & Lucile Packard Founation

A new report, Not Golden Yet: Building a Stronger Workforce for California’s Children, examines California's policies for teachers and other professionals in child care, pre-K, transitional kindergarten, and the early grades of the public schools.

August 2015 | Enriching Science for Students: Strategies for Creating an Effective Program
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

For nearly two decades, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has helped informal science education programs across North Carolina become successful and now BWF has published a guide to tell you how.

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