Resources from the Field

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January 2020 | Fault Lines: America's Most Segregating School District Borders, 2020 Update

The borders of many school districts serve to concentrate poverty in their classrooms and separate their students from resources. This report identifies the borders that create the greatest degree of economic segregation between districts.

January 2020 | How Teacher Preparation Programs Can Help All Teachers Better Serve Students With Disabilities
Center for American Progress

This report from the Center for American Progress concludes that the K-12 public school system is simply not meeting the needs of students with disabilities, leading to huge gaps in their preparedness for college and careers.

January 2020 | Illustrating the Promise of Community Schools
Rand Corporation

With the launch of the New York City Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) in 2014, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has increased its focus on the implementation of a holistic strategy of education reform to address the social consequences of poverty as a means to improving stu

January 2020 | Inequities in Advanced Coursework
The Education Trust

In this new brief, the Education Trust looks at ways Black and Latino students are locked out of advanced coursework opportunities, diagnoses the particular types of barriers our school systems put in their way, and offers actionable solutions for state, district, and school leaders.

January 2020 | Investing in the Birth-to-Three Workforce: A New Vision to Strengthen the Foundation for All Learning
Bank Street College

By 24 months, many toddlers living in poverty already show behavioral and cognitive delays which mirror achievement gaps as children move through our K-12 system.

January 2020 | Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce
Center for Global Education at Asia Society

This paper from the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, in partnership with Longview, AACC, ACTE, Advance CTE, seeks to demonstrate the need for community and technical college administrators and faculty to offer a curriculum with an intentional global education component, particularly w

January 2020 | State Financial Aid Barriers for Students Impacted by the Justice System
Education Commission of the States

This policy outline provides an overview of state financial aid access for students enrolled in prison postsecondary education programs or students with prior criminal convictions who are enrolled in postsecondary education outside of prison.

January 2020 | Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students
ACT Center for Equity in Learning

This report describes how students perceive access to mental health services in school.

January 2020 | Teaming Up For Advocacy: How To Effectively Use A Collaborative To Drive Change

This guide captures the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives. It synthesizes information to dig deeper and understand the pain points and levers of success tied to funding advocacy and donor collaboratives.

December 2019 | Explore SEL
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Navigate the complex field of social and emotional learning with this online tool.