Resources from the Field

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August 2015 | More and Better Learning: Year Three Report on ExpandED Schools
The After School Corporation

This report reviews the progress made by ExpandED Schools in the past three years with its work in Baltimore, New Orleans, and New York.

August 2015 | The 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book
The Annie E Casey Foundation

The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

August 2015 | The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development
The New Teacher Project

A new report from The New Teacher Project (TNTP)​ speaks to the perception among education leaders that we know what works when it comes to teacher development.

August 2015 | What Matters Most for Children: Influencing Inequality at the Start of Life
American Institutes for Research

This report from the American Institutes for Research provides an overview of the science of early childhood and summarizes the disparities and the opportunity gaps stemming from inequalities.

July 2015 | Better for Students: Simplifying the Federal Financial Aid Process
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This report proposes three actions to address the challenges of the  financial aid process: eliminate unnecessary application questions, use tax data to streamline, & lengthen the application window.

July 2015 | Dividing Lines: School District Borders in the United States

In June, The Supreme Court decided Texas v.

July 2015 | Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends
Grantmakers in the Arts

The report examined foundation grantmaking for arts education between 1999 and 2003 and represented the most comprehensive analysis of foundation arts education support available.

July 2015 | Funding the Common Core State Standards: What Have We Learned the Last Three Years?
Education First

This report analyzes the activities and successes of the Common Core Funders Working Group over their three-year timeline, 2012-2015. This Working Group hoped to create education systems change and "sought to leverage and organize the unique contributions of philanthropy— including resources, leadership, nimbleness and independence—to support students, schools, districts and states in successfully achieving the Common Core State Standards."

July 2015 | Growing Together, Learning Together
The Wallace Foundation

This report from the Wallace Foundation offers a digest of the latest thinking on how to build and sustain an afterschool system, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this promising work.

July 2015 | Hidden in Plain Sight
EdFuel & The Bridgespan Group

This study from EdFuel and The Bridgespan Group looks at the consequences in under-investment in top talent in the public education sector.