Resources from the Field

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February 2020 | #RealCollege 2020: Five Years of Evidence on Basic Needs Insecurity
The Hope Center

This report from The Hope Center provides an overview of findings from the 2019 #RealCollege survey about students' basic needs insecurities.

February 2020 | Making Room For More: Building Support For Young Dual Language Learners In The US
Frameworks Institute

This strategic resource outlines and makes recommendations for seven key framing shifts necessary to advance public understanding and political will regarding dual language learning policy.

February 2020 | The Role of Advanced Placement in Bridging Excellence Gaps
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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.

January 2020 | Enhancing STEM in P-3 Education
Education Commission of the States

This policy guide, informed by experts in early education and STEM fields, identifies policies and actions a state can adopt to bring STEM opportunities to the early grades (pre-K through third).

January 2020 | Fault Lines: America's Most Segregating School District Borders, 2020 Update

The borders of many school districts serve to concentrate poverty in their classrooms and separate their students from resources. This report identifies the borders that create the greatest degree of economic segregation between districts.

January 2020 | How Teacher Preparation Programs Can Help All Teachers Better Serve Students With Disabilities
Center for American Progress

This report from the Center for American Progress concludes that the K-12 public school system is simply not meeting the needs of students with disabilities, leading to huge gaps in their preparedness for college and careers.

January 2020 | Illustrating the Promise of Community Schools
Rand Corporation

With the launch of the New York City Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) in 2014, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has increased its focus on the implementation of a holistic strategy of education reform to address the social consequences of poverty as a means to improving stu

January 2020 | Investing in the Birth-to-Three Workforce: A New Vision to Strengthen the Foundation for All Learning
Bank Street College

By 24 months, many toddlers living in poverty already show behavioral and cognitive delays which mirror achievement gaps as children move through our K-12 system.

January 2020 | Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce
Center for Global Education at Asia Society

This paper from the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, in partnership with Longview, AACC, ACTE, Advance CTE, seeks to demonstrate the need for community and technical college administrators and faculty to offer a curriculum with an intentional global education component, particularly w

January 2020 | State Financial Aid Barriers for Students Impacted by the Justice System
Education Commission of the States

This policy outline provides an overview of state financial aid access for students enrolled in prison postsecondary education programs or students with prior criminal convictions who are enrolled in postsecondary education outside of prison.