Resources from the Field

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June 2019 | Addressing the Demand for IT + CS: The Case for Change in K–12 Education
ExcelinEd

America’s unmet need for top talent in information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) is a longstanding problem. However, this new report from the IT + CS Business Advisory Council identifies what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to address this skills gap.

June 2019 | Arts Education and Social-Emotional Learning Outcomes Among K-12 Students
Consortium on School Research at the University of Chicago and Ingenuity

In this report, the authors describe how arts learning experiences have the potential to promote the development of social-emotional competencies and suggest that these developmental processes can be replicable across subject areas.

June 2019 | Changes in HBCU Financial Aid and Student Enrollment After the Tightening of PLUS Credit Standards
Journal of Student Financial Aid, Mathematica

The authors analyze changes in financial aid and student enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that occurred after the U.S. Department of Education increased the credit history requirements necessary to obtain Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

June 2019 | Investing in Successful Summer Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
RAND Corporation with The Wallace Foundation

This report, reviewing research about summer programming for children and teens, finds 43 programs that pass the evidence test for ESSA research categorization.

June 2019 | Making Early Education a Priority: Evidence from the 2019 PACE/USC Rossier Voter Poll
Policy Analysis for California Education

Despite strong evidence that high-quality early education programs can have a powerful impact on children’s future success in school, college, and the workforce, California voters rank new investments in prenatal and early childhood services below other educational priorities.

June 2019 | Quality Counts 2019: School Finance
Education Week

How much does money really matter in the quest for educational quality? And if it matters so much, as supporters of higher spending argue, why do taxpayers and the public seem to flinch when they’re confronted with the tab?

June 2019 | SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

This report examines what would happen if America’s top 200 colleges only admitted students with the highest SAT scores. The report finds that such an admissions policy would replace 53% of incoming students, creating a less racially diverse and slightly more affluent student body.

June 2019 | State of School Safety Report 2019
Safe and Sound Schools

Safe and Sound Schools, a national school safety non-profit, released its State of School Safety Report 2019, in collaboration with Boston University College of Communication.

June 2019 | The Condition of Education
National Center for Education Statistics

The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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.

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