Resources from the Field

The views reflected in these publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Grantmakers for Education.

April 2021 | Family Voices: Building Pathways from Learning to Meaningful Work
Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup

A national survey reveals a disconnect between the opportunities families want for their children and the postsecondary pathways available to them.

April 2021 | Student Loan Outcomes of Ontario Transfer Students
Ontario Council on Articulation & Transfer (ONCAT)

One of the main drivers of transfer pathway development across various jurisdictions has been the potential cost savings or ‘efficiencies’ of seamless transfer. Broadly speaking, improving credit recognition shortens time-to-completion for transfer students, saving them both time and money.

March 2021 | 15 Million Infrastructure Jobs: An Economic Shot in the Arm to the COVID-19 Recession
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure program from the Biden-Harris administration would be good medicine to nurse the economic wounds inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2021 | 50-State Comparison: Private School Choice
Education Commission of the States

This resource provides information on state private school choice policies specific to vouchers, education savings accounts and scholarship tax credits. It highlights the various ways in which states approach specific private school choice policies.

March 2021 | Building Power in the Midst of a National Crisis
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

The pandemic exposed to the nation what early childhood stakeholders already knew: child care sits at the nexus of racial, gender, and economic injustice.

March 2021 | Education Data 101: A Briefing Book for Policymakers
Data Quality Campaign

With information on everything from student growth data to state longitudinal data systems to teacher data literacy, DQC's resource brings policymakers up to speed on the major data topics they need to know about:

March 2021 | Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2021 State of the State Addresses
Education Commission of the States

This Special Report captures analysis of 42 governors’ State of the State addresses and the education-related proposals mentioned within. In 2021, governors unsurprisingly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for students, teachers and education more broadly.

March 2021 | Missing Out: Arkansas' Teacher Shortage and How to Fix It

Teachers inspire, build perspective, and ultimately prepare their students for success in life. And research shows that teacher quality is the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement. Unfortunately, Arkansas has faced a massive shortage of certified teachers for decades.

March 2021 | Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

This report finds that foundation funding designated for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities only accounts for 0.20 percent of all U.S. grantmaking. This mirrors findings from our 1992 report --  from three decades ago.

March 2021 | State Funding for Student Mental Health
Education Commission of the States

This policy brief explores and describes common sources of funding that states use to support K-12 school-based mental health programming. It includes a 50-state scan that displays how each state funds student mental health services.