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Member Insights: Infusing Playful Learning into Everyday Places

Most kids spend just 20% of their waking hours in the classroom. How can communities harness some of the remaining 80% for meaningful and joyful opportunities to learn?

Grantmakers for Education

Brown at 70: Reflections and the Road Forward

Spencer Foundation and partners

Measurement For Mobility: How States Can Use Data to Incentivize Postsecondary and Workforce Success in Public Education

Education Strategy Group and American Student Assistance





May 2024

School Was in This Summer, but Less Than Half of Eligible Students Enrolled

This report from RAND Corporation, funded by The Wallace Foundation, looks at findings from the Fall 2023 American School District Panel Survey to see how districts approach their summer learning programs and how many students who are eligible actually enroll.

The Wallace Foundation
May 2024

Re-envisioning CCDF: Toward an Anti-Racist Child Care System that Serves Families & Educators

This brief, published with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, offers a new, anti-racist vision for transforming the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) into a program that actively pushes back against structural racism and advances racial equity and economic prosperity for all families.

National Women's Law Center
May 2024

Golden Opportunities: Measuring Return on Investment in California Higher Education for Low- and Moderate-Income Learners

This report examines how long it takes learners and families in the low- to moderate-income category to recoup their educational costs after attending an institution of higher education in California.

College Futures Foundation
May 2024

The State of Higher Education 2024

The State of Higher Education study annually surveys of thousands of U.S. adults without a college degree to measure their attitudes toward education beyond high school, interest in pursuing a degree or credential, the barriers they face to enrolling or completion, and the experiences currently enrolled students report having in their programs.

Lumina Foundation and Gallup
May 2024

Building Bridges Between Education and Industry: Youth Work-Based Learning as Talent Development Strategy

This report is based on a recent survey of businesses on how (or if) they are putting in place work-based learning programs for youth younger than 18. It explores the benefits they’re realizing as a result, and the challenges they face along the way. 

American Student Assistance
May 2024

Changing the Odds: Comprehensive Solutions for Atlanta’s Future

This report provides a deep dive into the multiple dimensions of opportunity, including education, to understand what is happening in Atlanta, as well as offering national implications.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

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