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The Future of Smart: Episode 2

Podcast host Dr. Ulcca Joshi Hansen speaks with author Annie Murphy Paul about her book The Extended Mind and how learning shifts when we break free of our brain bound conceptions of thought.

Grantmakers for Education

Investing in Academic Supports for Students Still Matters

Giving Compass

Research and Policy Implications of STEAM Education for Young Students

Education Commission of the States





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May 2022

Measuring the Quality of Early Learning Environments: A guide to evaluating ideal learning environments for young children

This resource is a guide to evaluating ideal learning environments for young children that envisions a new, equity-driven approach for assessing the quality of programs, and demonstrates how the Principles of Ideal Learning framework ( can be used to guide decision-making.

Trust for Learning
May 2022

A New Role for Higher Education: An Actionable Framework to Drive Regional Ecosystem Alignment

After 10 months of work with 11 higher education leaders across the country, the Education Design Lab offers higher education and ecosystem leaders a framework and resources to start aligning regional stakeholders and partners towards building a truly equitable future.

Education Design Lab
May 2022

50-State Comparison: Statewide Admissions Policies

What states or systems have adopted common admissions policies applicable to first-time, first-year students seeking admission at a four-year, baccalaureate institution?

Education Commission of the States
May 2022

Addressing Teacher Shortages in the Short- and Long-Term: What States and Districts Can Do

This resource provides state and district leaders with insight into strategies to support teachers and address educator shortages. Teacher shortages are not a new phenomenon, but the pandemic has exacerbated staffing shortages. 

The Education Trust
May 2022

What Are P–20W Data Systems?

By connecting data over time and across sectors, P–20W data systems help individuals make decisions and support policymakers in driving systemic improvements. This fact sheet covers the basics of P–20W data systems, including why they matter and why policymakers should continue to invest in their development.

Data Quality Campaign
April 2022

The State of Higher Education 2022 Report

This Lumina-Gallup Student Study builds on insights from the 2020 survey by asking students about ongoing risks to their enrollment and the policies and programs that allowed them to remain. 

Lumina Foundation

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