Resources from the Field

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June 2020 | 2020 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 31st edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before the coronavirus pandemic began.

June 2020 | 50-State Comparison: Teacher License Reciprocity
Education Commission of the States

Teacher license reciprocity allows educators who hold a teaching license in one state to earn a license in another state, subject to meeting state-specific requirements.

June 2020 | All of Who I Am
America's Promise

All of Who I Am is the foundational report of the How Learning Happens research series. The report, based on a qualitative study of interviews with more than 100 young people from across the country, directly shares youth perspectives on the integration of social, emotional, and cognitive development in their own exemplar learning settings.

June 2020 | Improving Early Childhood Education Systems
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief explores 23 states’ plans for strengthening their early education systems, as they have detailed in their renewal applications for the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) program.

June 2020 | Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse
Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation

People who run programs for low-income job seekers and those seeking to promote policies that can improve employment outcomes for low-income individuals need evidence about what works.

June 2020 | Supporting Students to be Independent Learners: State and District Actions for the Pandemic Era
Aspen Institute

In May 2020, the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program shared ten recommended state actions for Fostering Connectedness in the Pandemic Era that were developed with a diverse group of education leaders.

May 2020 | What You Make Depends on Where You Live: College Earnings Across States and Metropolitan Areas
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Deciding whether to invest time and money in higher education is among the most important decisions that a young adult can make. The evidence is clear that workers who went to college earn higher incomes, on average, than those without a post-secondary degree.

May 2020 | Education, Race, and Jobs in the COVID-19 Crisis
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the US economy—and staggering unemployment numbers still do not fully reflect the extent of the crisis.

May 2020 | Exploring New Research on Pre-K Outcomes
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief analyzes 15 research studies on the effectiveness of pre-K outcomes in programs across the country and finds evidence of sustaining effects beyond kindergarten. 

May 2020 | Fostering Connectedness in the Pandemic Era: Policy Recommendations to Support Social, Emotional, and Academic Development
The Aspen Institute

These recommendations were developed by the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program, informed by a diverse group of education leaders that included students, families, advocates, district leaders, state chiefs, researchers, think tanks, funders, and policymakers convened on April 29, 2020.