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.

August 2019 | Patterns and Trends in Educational Opportunity for Students in Juvenile Justice Schools: Updates and New Insights
Bellwether Education Partners

Students’ educational experiences in juvenile justice facilities have historically gone unnoticed. Due to the unique and relatively small population they serve, these schools are typically exempt from traditional state and federal data collection.

August 2019 | Policies Addressing Guns on Campus
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Snapshot reviews 2018 and 2019 legislative activity addressing guns on campus. It includes state examples of enacted and failed legislation.

July 2019 | Discipline Reform Through the Eyes of Teachers
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

To determine how practitioners see this complex issue, Fordham Institute partnered with the RAND Corporation to survey a nationally representative sample of more than 1,200 teachers in grades three through twelve.

July 2019 | Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation
Arabella Advisors

The report reflects on the current state of philanthropic practice and points to a gap that frequently exists between lofty philanthropic ideas on the one hand and their implementation outside the boardroom on the other.

July 2019 | Practitioner Perspectives on Equity in Career and Technical Education

This policy brief summarizes the most common equity challenges that were raised in the discussion among practitioners from innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs, along with ideas that emerged for how to address them.

July 2019 | Principal and Teacher Preparation to Support the Needs of Diverse Students
Rand Corporation

Principals and teachers have an undeniable influence on the educational outcomes of their students, so it is important to consider the extent to which they are receiving adequate preparation in their preservice training programs.

July 2019 | School Privatization Policy Brief
Southern Education Foundation

This policy brief describes Southern Education Foundation's position on school privatization initiatives and outlines the various states most recently crafting school privatization policies.

July 2019 | Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector: Investing in Capacity for Learning
Overdeck Family Foundation

This article explores the role of foundations in supporting learning and suggests four steps for funders to consider as they invest in nonprofits' capacity for learning.

July 2019 | Summer—A Time for Learning: Five Lessons From School Districts and Their Partners About Running Successful Programs
The Wallace Foundation

The report summarizes takeaways from the National Summer Learning Project, a multi-year Wallace initiative to support the summer learning efforts of five school districts and their partner organizations.

July 2019 | The Excellence Gap Is Growing
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Because students from higher-income families have more educational opportunities, greater access to resources, and higher quality instruction, they’re more likely than their peers from lower-income families to reach the highest levels of academic performance.