Resources from the Field

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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.

July 2019 | They All Play A Role: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Developmental Relationships
FrameWorks Institute

This study compares expert and public understandings of developmental relationships, yielding actionable strategies that communicators can use to anticipate and navigate public thinking.

July 2019 | Why We Funded: Cross-Grantee Collaboration
Overdeck Family Foundation

Five lessons Overdeck Family Foundation's Early Impact portfolio learned from funding cross-grantee collaboration projects.

July 2019 | Why We Funded: Strategic Data Project Fellows
Overdeck Family Foundation

Seven lessons the Overdeck Family Foundation has learned from funding the Strategic Data Project, which places data professionals into nonprofit or government organizations.

June 2019 | 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book begins by exploring how America’s child population — and the American childhood experience — has changed since 1990.