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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





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April 2020

Schools and COVID-19: How Districts and State Education Departments are Responding to the Pandemic

This report provides a snapshot of the challenges Chiefs for Change members face and the strategies they are using to address those challenges in five key areas: basic needs, technology, distance learning, support for seniors, and economic impact.

Chiefs for Change
April 2020

Remote Learning Guidance from State Education Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A First Look

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Teaching Systems Lab reviewed state education agency guidance to identify areas of consensus and emerging practices. In the report “Remote Learning Guidance from State Education Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A First Look”, we provide recommendations and best practices for state education agencies providing remote learning guidance during COVID-19 school closures.

MIT Teaching Systems Lab
April 2020

What Philanthropy Can Do Now to Promote Education Equity After the Pandemic

Chronicle of Philanthropy
April 2020

Education Grantmaking During COVID-19: Early Trends

In March 2020, the nation’s schools began shutting down in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. More than 55 million students as well as teachers, administrators and families have had to adapt at lightning speed. Philanthropists have responded quickly, but the need for educating students has garnered little funding attention so far.

Grantmakers for Education
April 2020

Leading With Race to Reimagine Youth Justice

This report explores the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Deep-End Initiative, which is helping juvenile justice jurisdictions safely and significantly reduce youth confinement — especially for young people of color.

In America today, youth of color are consistently overrepresented in courtrooms and detention centers, youth prisons and other residential institutions. This disparity is most extreme for youth in court-ordered institutions — often called the “deep end” of the system — and for youth transferred from juvenile to adult criminal courts.

Casey’s deep-end effort spans 12 demonstration sites across the United States. It employs intentional, data-driven strategies that move systems toward equity and specifically focus on youth of color. As part of this work, sites engage community organizations and community members to increase opportunities for young people of color in their own neighborhoods.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
April 2020

50-State Comparison: Secondary Career and Technical Education

This resource provides a national comparison of state policies and activities related to secondary career and technical education (CTE). This 50-State Comparison does not include CTE information at the postsecondary level.

Education Commission of the States

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