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Member Insights: Why Is Now the Time to Invest in Public Education Advocacy?

Funders should take note: grantmakers who want to strengthen public education and support multi-racial democracy can invest in this critical pathway forward.

Grantmakers for Education

The Future of Smart: Episode 27

Grantmakers for Education

LEAD Impact Group 2024 Summer Fellowship Program Application Open

Grantmakers for Education





March 2020

The Promotion Power Impacts of Louisiana High Schools

In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education and through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, Mathematica conducted a study that measured each Louisiana public high school’s promotion power, which is a school’s effect on the long-term success of its students as indicated by high school graduation, college or career readiness, college enrollment and persistence, and success in the job market. The study enables Louisiana to become one of the first states to identify its high schools’ contributions to students’ long-term success separately from other factors, such as family resources and students’ learning before high school.

March 2020

Spring Forward: A clear path for your child’s success

Spring Forward: A clear path for your child's success, is a research-based, bilingual resource to help parents find ways to have a more accurate picture of their child’s progress with grade-level skills.

Campaign resources include direct links to state practice tests and information about school report cards, a take-home one-pager with useful tips, and additional tools such as the new Readiness Check that gives parents a gut check on how their child is progressing in math and reading.

Learning Heroes
March 2020

Building Blocks: How One State is Working to Measure and Improve Schools’ Contributions to Early Learning

The early grades lay an important foundation for students’ future academic success. Yet not a single state systematically measures how well its schools support students’ academic growth in the earliest grades, from kindergarten through grade 3. Making student growth in early elementary grades more visible could powerfully inform educational investments, policies, and practices. To better understand its schools’ contributions to students’ learning in the first four grades, the Maryland State Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic to explore constructing a school-level growth measure for kindergarten to grade 3. The study measured students’ growth in reading and math using the KRA and grade 3 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment.

REL Mid-Atlantic
March 2020

ArtScan at a Glance 2019

This summary is updated annually to reflect changes in legislation concerning the arts in education. It includes arts education policies for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Complete results from this review are available in an online searchable database.

Arts Education Partnership
February 2020

Equity Narratives: Recalling my own journey as I sent my son off to college

Lumina Foundation
February 2020

The Role of Advanced Placement in Bridging Excellence Gaps

American education has long been plagued by excellence gaps among the young people who make it into the highest levels of academic performance. This report examines Advanced Placement’s role in helping students from underserved populations achieve high levels of academic success. 

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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