Resources from the Field

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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.

January 2019 | An Overview of Scholarship Tax Credit Programs
Education Commission of the States

This report takes a deep dive into one form of private school choice that has been receiving more attention in recent years.

January 2019 | Communicating a Shared Vision for Students and Education
Hattaway Communications

This message manual is designed to help field leaders and organizations communicate consistently about a shared vision to advance student success and equity in education.

January 2019 | Engaging Boards and Trustees in Strategic Learning

Researched and written in collaboration with GEO, this toolkit provides a fresh set of resources for grantmaker CEOs, evaluation staff, and senior leaders to use to engage their boards and trustees in conversations about the importance of strategic learning in their decision-making and deliberati

January 2019 | From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope
The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development

This report from Aspen Institute Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development provides strong evidence for support of social and emotional learning as a necessary and important part of academic development. 

January 2019 | Growth Data: It Matters, and It’s Complicated
Data Quality Campaign

Forty-eight states and Washington, D.C. have committed to measuring and reporting on individual student growth under ESSA. This means everyone in those states – from parents to policymakers – will have more information than before on student performance and school quality.

January 2019 | NCAN State Policy Toolkit
National College Access Network

The National College Access Network's State Policy Toolkit is designed to help NCAN members and partners grow and strengthen their state-level advocacy work.

January 2019 | Open Enrollment
Education Commission of the States

This policy snapshot briefly examines open enrollment (a form of school choice), reviews which states enacted bills related to open enrollment from 2014 to 2018 and includes examples of recently enacted legislation.