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.

November 2021 | A Policymaker’s Guide to Virtual Schools
Education Commission of the States

This policy guide is a foundational reference for anyone digging into state policy concerning virtual school oversight, quality and more.

November 2021 | Changing the Narrative: The Push for New Equity Measures in Education

A wide range of organizations are working to gauge students’ needs and public schools’ performance in ways that go far beyond disparities in test scores and graduation rates.

November 2021 | Driving Change: How School Transportation Innovation Gives Families Power to Choose
The Mind Trust

Access to school transportation can often impact whether or not a student can attend a great school. Issues like driver shortages, long bus ride times, student safety, and cost affect whether or not schools can offer transportation that meets families needs’ and ensures they can access their best

November 2021 | Evidence to Action: A Policy Perspective from Three States

This brief proposes promising strategies found to address the factors that state-level postsecondary leaders have observed to have the most impact on evidence-based policymaking in higher education.

November 2021 | Forging Youth-Centered Futures

The Tomorrow campaign’s organizers asked KnowledgeWorks and SLB Radio Productions to gather youth perspectives. How might kids remake learning for a post-pandemic future? What advice might they have for

November 2021 | How Are Children’s Issues Portrayed in the News? A Media Content Analysis
Frameworks Institute

What is the role of the news media in influencing public thinking about children’s issues? And how can recognizing these media frames help us build engagement and increase support for the actions necessary to ensure the wellbeing of children?

November 2021 | Measuring Forward: Emerging Trends in K-12 Assessment Innovation

A significant movement is underway across the nation to design K-12 assessment systems that better equip stakeholders to provide an equitable and excellent education to each child.

November 2021 | Navigating the College-to-Career Pathway: The 10 Rules of Moving from Youth Dependency to Adult Economic Independence
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Having a college credential has become both more valuable in the labor market and more expensive, with much of the burden falling directly on students and their families. Meanwhile, the postsecondary landscape has become increasingly complex.

November 2021 | Reexamining the Carolina abecedarian project using an antiracist perspective: Implications for early care and education research
Early Childhood Research Quarterly

This review from the Brady Education Foundation's staff examines research on early childhood efforts and finds that the research provides strong evidence concerning the effects of early care and education (ECE), however a review using antiracist framework reveals limitations not yet widely considered.

November 2021 | The Out-of-School Time Leader's Guide to Equitable Hiring and Staff Development Practices
National Afterschool Association

Because the OST sector is rooted in the principles of youth development including creating safe and welcoming spaces for all young people, the sector is primed to be a leader in using similar philosophies to enact equitable hiring and staff development practices.