Resources from the Field

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November 2018 | New Orleans Public Schools: An Unrealized Democratic Ideal
The Data Center

This report looks at the public school system in New Orleans. It's history is a case study in ideals of democracy and social equality never fully realized, and one of many examples of an education system perpetuating and exacerbating racial and socioeconomic inequities.

November 2018 | Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

This report thoroughly details how our public higher education system is increasing gaps in access and attainment for Black and Latino students, via admissions practices and unequal, growing funding disparities.

November 2018 | Review of Evidence: Arts Education Research through the Lens of the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Wallace Foundation

This report explores 88 studies on arts education activities that meet ESSA requirements to receive funding for arts programming in schools.

November 2018 | Understanding & Sharing What Works: The State of Foundation Practice
Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP surveyed and interviewed staff at private and community foundations to learn how foundations know if they are meeting their goals and how they decide to communicate goals and outcomes to the public.

October 2018 | Supporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development:Research Implications for Educators
UChicago Consortium on School Research

This report is an in-depth look at the research-backed skills and practices that are crucial for teachers and school leadership to employ for successful outcomes among students.

October 2018 | Case Study: Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Implementing Regional Environmental Literacy Policy
Blue Sky Funders Forum

Blue Sky outlines the work to advance students' environmental literacy by The Chesapeake Bay Program Education Workgroup - "state departments of education and natural resource agencies, federal agencies, and nonprofits from around the region."

October 2018 | Education Data Legislation Review: 2018 State Activity
Data Quality Campaign

"This summary and analysis highlights key trends and innovative bills that policymakers, advocates, and the public need to know about" from the 2018 legislative session, regarding how states are trying to use data to better serve all learners.

October 2018 | Getting to Yes: How to Generate Consensus for Targeted Universalism

This report seeks to clarify the elements of "targeted universalism" - a management strategy that guides those involved toward a common goal while addressing opportunity disparities among individuals involved.

October 2018 | Launching a Redesign of University Principal Preparation Programs: Partners Collaborate for Change
The Wallace Foundation

This report looks at an effort's first year to improve principal training at universities.

October 2018 | Math Pathways: Expanding Options for Success in College Math
Education Commission of the States

"This report [...] explains a new model of college math education that has come to be called math pathways. Three prominent examples of math pathways – with research evidence on their effectiveness – are included."