Resources from the Field

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May 2019 | A Rising Share of Undergraduates Are From Poor Families, Especially at Less Selective Colleges
Pew Research Center

The Pew study reports that the overall number of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclusively by an influx of students from low-income families and students of color.

May 2019 | Born to Win, Schooled to Lose
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

This research examines how socioeconomic status (SES), academic achievement, and race and ethnicity affect the economic mobility of young people in America.

May 2019 | City Study 2019: New Orleans
Stanford Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO)

This summary highlights major findings about the academic performance of students in public K-12 schools in New Orleans. Performance is measured by one-year learning gains or growth students made from one school year to the next.

May 2019 | Credentials Matter Report 1: A National Landscape of High School Student Credential Attainment Compared to Workforce Demand
ExcelinEd; Burning Glass Technologies; Carnegie Corporation of New York

This analysis reviews 24 states’ career and technical education (CTE) programs intended to prepare students for success after high school or higher education to answer how effective are these programs and the credentials that students are earning?

May 2019 | Learning in Philanthropy: A Guidebook
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Drawing on GEO’s past work as well as a series of recent interviews with grantmakers about their learning practices and perspectives, this publication provides a basis for thinking and talking about the next step in your organization’s learning work.

May 2019 | State Education Budget Analyses
Southern Education Foundation

SEF reviewed the education budget proposals from eight governors in the South and conducted an equity analysis of their respective education budget proposals. The state budget development process cannot be overstated.

May 2019 | The Arts in Schools of Choice
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief highlights how states currently address schools of choice within policy, including those that intersect with arts education, and explores further opportunities to engage the arts in statewide policies and practices.

May 2019 | The Growing Gap: Public Higher Education's Declining Affordability for Low-Income Students
National College Access Network

A new National College Access Network analysis shows that affordability is decreasing at two- and four-year public institutions, whose mission is to provide a postsecondary pathway to benefit individuals and the public at large.

May 2019 | The Lay of the Land: A Closer Look at Rural Tennessee Schools
Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

In The Lay of the Land, the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition employs a place-based equity lens across three content areas in rural education, offering targeted policy recommendations that correspond to the issues.

May 2019 | Unlocking Potential: Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education
Vera Institute of Justice

This report describes the demonstration project’s design and implementation as well as the experiences of Pathways partners and students, and provides recommendations on policy and practice for college programs with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.