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The Future of Smart: Episode 13

In this episode, we hear from Black leaders Jamyle Cannon, Sharif El-Mekki and Saamra Mekuria-Grillo, with facilitator Elizabeth Thompson delivering introductory remarks, on igniting hope in a time of recovery. 

Grantmakers for Education

Seeking Input: Leadership Transition Update

Grantmakers for Education

Building Community from Crisis: A Collaborative Fund for the Out-of-School Time Field

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October 2022

Promising Practices: A School District Guide to Advocating for Equity in American Rescue Plan Spending

This report looks at practices in four school districts across the nation that have shown promise to accelerate student learning, largely funded with federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan.

The Education Trust
October 2022

A Ripple, Not a Wave: Comparing the Last Decade of Foundation Funding for Migrant Communities and Movements

New data shows that more funders participate in pro-immigrant and pro-refugee philanthropic spaces today than they did in the past. This is progress, but it’s far from enough. Pro-immigrant, pro-refugee movement’s share of all foundation grants has shrunk 11% since DACA was first introduced.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
October 2022

Whiteness Rules: Racial Exclusion in Becoming an American College President

This research illustrates how racialization happens in college presidential searches in California’s public higher education institutions. The findings on structural bias in these processes, and the proposed solutions in the companion toolkit to the report, have implications for racial equity at other levels of administrative and faculty leadership, at the system level, in other states and nationally.  

College Futures Foundation
October 2022

The Student-Affirming Education Needed for Our Children and Our Nation's Future

This report outlines expert research and data on why accurate and student-affirming education practices need implementation across the nation.

National Center For Youth Law
October 2022

How States Can Use American Rescue Plan Funding and Federal Grants to Support Teacher Diversity

This report uses state-level data on how American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds are being used to elevate promising practices that state policymakers and advocates can emulate to support teacher diversity.

The Education Trust
October 2022

The State of Higher Education Funding: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

This brief is the first of a three-part series on the historical disinvestment of HBCUs. The brief takes a deep dive into the history of HBCUs, the underfunding of land-grant universities and federal accountability.

The Hunt Institute and Lumina Foundation

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