Resources from the Field

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April 2015 | How Can Donors Advance Education—and the ‘Common Core’?
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Amy Rodde, a partner in the Bridgespan Group, discusses how donors can help make a difference by investing in the Common Core.

April 2015 | School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio’s Urban District and Charter Schools
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This publication by The Thomas B. Fordham examines district-run and charters school closures in Ohio that affected 22,722 students.

April 2015 | The Game Believes in you: a conversation with Greg Toppo
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In the age of iPads and Fitbits, how should educators harness new technology to improve student learning?

April 2015 | What are you waiting for? Teaching Fellowship Opportunities
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's recent publication explores questions such as: Who sponsors teacher fellowships? How are teachers connected beyond their fellowship programs?

March 2015 | A Blueprint for Early Care and Education Quality Improvement Initiatives: Final Report
William Penn Foundation

This report addresses questions about effective quality improvement initiatives in early care.

March 2015 | Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians
Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley School of Law

This report examines higher education and criminal justice systems in California, including the landscape of existing college programs dedicated to criminal justice-involved populations.

March 2015 | Developing School Leaders: What the U.S. Can Learn From England's Model
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In partnership with the Education Foundation, the Thomas B.

March 2015 | Engaging Teens
Stanford Social Innovation Review

A financial education curriculum created in partnership by the Charles Schwab Foundation, teaches students about topics ranging from budgeting and borrowing to saving for post-secondary education.

March 2015 | Linked Learning: Connecting the Classrooms to Careers
The California Endowment & The Atlantic Philanthropies

A new linked learning initiative aims to make system-wide change in California and diversify and expand its workforce in the process. Learn more »

March 2015 | Postsecondary Success Advocacy Priorities
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced a new set of priorities for its support of expanding college access and success.