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Resources from the Field

The views reflected in these publications are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of Grantmakers for Education. For more resources and to post your own, remember to visit GFE Connects, our online member community.

July 2017 | NAACP Task Force on Quality Education
NAACP

Explore educational equity in this report released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

July 2017 | National Equity Atlas
USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and PolicyLink

The National Equity Atlas provides equity profiles, data analysis and projections on demographic trends in many areas of the country and can help foundations more effectively address equity issues.

July 2017 | Rating the Ratings: Analyzing the First 17 ESSA Accountability Plans
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can provide more authority over school accountability systems.  Read this accountability report that analyzes the first 17 ESSA plans.

July 2017 | Unrealized Impact
Promise54

This field-wide study incorporates data from over 200 education-focused organizations, including foundations, schools, nonprofits, and others.

June 2017 | 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Targeted investments can help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s economy as adults.

June 2017 | Benchmarking Program Officer Roles and Responsibilities
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This benchmarking report uses survey data from 150 randomly selected program officers.

June 2017 | Evaluating our Seven-Year Investment in Expanded Learning
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

This comprehensive report outlines the impact of expanded school programs on quality learning experiences and technical assistance in California.  

June 2017 | Hear My Voice: Strengthening the College Pipeline for Young Men of Color in California
The Education Trust--West

This report finds that California's young men of color are still facing challenging disparities and discrimination when striving for higher education.

June 2017 | How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem
Getting Smart

This case study explores how technological innovations have helped students achieve outstanding academic success.

June 2017 | In Pursuit of Equality: A Framework for Equity Strategies in Competency-Based Education
CompetencyWorks

This paper seeks to explore, clarify, and develop an initial framework on how to approach and improve equity within a personalized, competency-based system.