Resources from the Field

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December 2014 | Strengthening Collaboration to Build Social Movements: Ten Lessons from the Communities for Public Education Reform Fund (CPER)
Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER)

When change goals are large and far-reaching, no single organization or foundation can achieve them.  Rather, big changes are most often achieved by broad movements.  This report explores effective grantmaker strategies to nurture collaboration between field advocates and allies in order to advan

November 2014 | Innovating Toward Vibrant Learning Ecosystems: Ten Pathways for Transforming Learning
KnowledgeWorks

Designed to help education stakeholders move from vision to action in transforming learning, a new paper from KnowledgeWorks, Innovating toward Vibrant Learning Ecosystems: Ten Pathways for Transforming Learning, details an innovation pathways framework identifying systemic levers of transformation that together promise to create a learning ecosystem that is vibrant for all learners and not just for those with means.

November 2014 | Degree Qualifications Profile
Lumina Foundation

After four years of beta testing at 400 colleges and universities and working with many partners, the Lumina Foundation unveiled its Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). The DQP is a learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn an associate, bachelor's or master's degree in any field of study.

November 2014 | District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning
KnowledgeWorks

A new report released by KnowledgeWorks examines what conditions are necessary for a K-12 school district to put into place to support the scale of personalized learning (the focus on each individual student's strengths and needs).

November 2014 | Math Scores Add Up for Hispanic Students
Child Trends Hispanic Institute with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This report, Math Scores Add Up for Hispanic Students, shows significant strides made by fourth and eighth grade Hispanic students over the past 10 years.

November 2014 | Metro D.C. School Spending Explorer
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Metro D.C. School Spending Explorer, an interactive map that shows the school-level, per-pupil funding for D.C. area schools, was recently released by The Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

November 2014 | Research Practice Partnerships
The William T. Grant Foundation

A new microsite hailed as a “one-stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education was announced by The William T. Grant Foundation and the Forum for Youth Investment (FYI).

November 2014 | The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences
The Wallace Foundation

The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences, which identifies and explains nine actions that arts organizations can take to increase the chances they will succeed in engaging audiences, was released by The Wallace Foundation.

November 2014 | Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula
Stuart Foundation

A new research brief released by the Stuart Foundation, Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula, looks at early implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula in 10 diverse school districts in California.

November 2014 | Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity
National Women’s Law Center and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Schott Foundation for Public Education, and others

A report released by National Women’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund outlines the discipline disparities for African-American girls and notes that pervasive racial and gender biases in education often prevent students from succeeding.

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