Resources from the Field

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January 2019 | Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

This report strives to better understand the trend of community college students transferring to selective four-year institutions, and to study their persistence post-transfer.

January 2019 | Taking their First Steps: The Distribution of New Teachers into School and Classroom Contexts and Implications for Teacher Effectiveness and Growth
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research

This study looks at 10 years of data from teachers in the nation's second-largest school district and finds that newer teachers are often challenged with tougher situations and less support.

January 2019 | Untangling the Evidence on Preschool Effectiveness: Insights for Policymakers
Learning Policy Institute

Research on early learning programs in the 1960s and 1970s revealed longlasting benefits, sparking investment in preschool programs. However, recent evaluations of two large preschool programs found mixed results, creating confusion about whether preschool programs can support student success.

January 2019 | Weaving Successful Partnerships: When Funders, Evaluators, and Intermediaries Work Together
Equal Measure

What creates success in partnerships between funders, intermediaries and evaluators?

December 2018 | 50-State Comparison: Developmental Education Policies
Education Commission of the States

In this resource, ECS compiled state-level and postsecondary institution developmental education assessment and placement policies. These policies are used to determine learners' college readiness and course placement. 

December 2018 | Beyond the Bell: Leveraging Community Assets for an Expanded Learning System
Center on Reinventing Public Education

"In this essay, Betheny Gross argues that while the current emphasis on wraparound services has helped meet some of the many needs today’s students face, a more organic, crowdsourced approach to engaging the community could ultimately result in more agile and responsive opportunities for students."

December 2018 | Educational Equality in the Future: Risks and Opportunity
Center on Reinventing Public Education

"This essay examines the implications of a more customized, agile system for the students who have historically lacked full access to learning opportunities."

December 2018 | Engaging the Arts in the Broader Education Policy Landscape
Education Commission of the States

This report looks at how arts education and arts leaders can be engaged in education policy change efforts and solutions.

December 2018 | Forging Ahead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Foundation Investing Activities
The Giving Practice

"This report includes interviews with executives at eight large foundations" on "how DEI can shape the structure of the investing department, the work of investment committees and the choice of investments."

December 2018 | Governance in Early Childhood Education
Education Commission of the States

This report looks at the governance creation, structure and coordination of early childhood education policy across the U.S. State examples and pertinent challenges to this governance are included.