Resources from the Field

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March 2019 | Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Wallace Foundation and Research for Action

This research review from 2000-2017 finds more than 60 afterschool programs that meet the most rigorous evidence standards of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 2019 | Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2019 State of the State Addresses
Education Commission of the States

This special report is the result of tracking, analyzing and identifying trends in education policy proposals featured in governors’ State of the State addresses.

March 2019 | Living and Learning Well: A grown-ups guide to using technology with young children
Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Common Sense Media

This guide, based on surveys and conversations with thousands of parents and educators, is filled with research-based tips, information and resources to give families, educators and other grown-ups the support they need to guide children safely while embracing today’s digital world.

March 2019 | Postsecondary Governance Structures
Education Commission of the States

This data visualization resource from Education Commission of the States provides top-level story lines about aspects of the varied and complex postsecondary governance landscapes in each state and the District of Columbia.

February 2019 | 529 Education Savings Plans: Federal Action and State Policy Trends
Education Commission of the States

This policy brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, and more.

February 2019 | Developing Math Skills in Early Childhood
Mathematica Policy Research

This brief presents a new approach to support the development of early math skills in young children. The approach synthesizes the influence of parents, home environment, and children’s health care providers.

February 2019 | Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America: A scan of policy and practice in K–12 education
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

This report provides insight into innovative learning environment and course design developed at the state- and school-level to support the unique needs of students attending, and communities that are home to more than half of the country’s school districts - those in rural America.

February 2019 | Trends in Pre-K Education Funding in 2017-18
Education Commission of the States

This policy brief begins by reviewing the educational and societal impacts of quality pre-K programs before revealing legislative changes to state pre-K funding in 2017-18. The brief highlights four states and breaks down total pre-K funding for all states, including year-over-year changes.

February 2019 | Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
US Department of Health and Human Services

Findings from a national descriptive study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships reveal new information about how partnerships expand access to high quality, affordable care for infants and toddlers.

January 2019 | A Vision and Guidance for a Diverse and Learner-Ready Teacher Workforce
Council of Chief State School Officers

This report is a call to action, providing vision and guidance to ensure students have access to diverse and learner-ready teachers.