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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

The Future of Smart: Episode 1

Join EdFunders Board president and President and CEO of the Denver Public Schools Foundation, Richard Tagle, and host Ulcca Joshi Hansen for an opening episode that explores why this is the moment for funders and others to focus on transformative systems change in education.

Grantmakers for Education
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
May 2022

How to Rebuild Teaching and Learning

Carnegie Corporation’s Saskia Levy Thompson joins other education leaders to discuss reforming learning systems to support innovation and equity for all students in this EdFunders program.

Carnegie Corporation of New York
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
April 2022

Research and Policy Implications of STEAM Education for Young Students

In partnership with the Arts Education Partnership, this Policy Brief reviews the positive impacts of STEAM education for young learners in pre-K through fifth grade and highlights four trends from arts integration and STEAM research over the past 20 years.

Education Commission of the States

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