Resources from the Field

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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. 

July 2015 | Pre-K and Charter Schools: Where State Policies Create Barriers to Collaboration
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute & NAPCS

This report from the Thomas B Fordham Institute and NAPCS looks at the barriers to state-funded charter pre-schools and creates recommendations for policy and advocacy.

July 2015 | Six Superintendents’ Experiences Building Principal Pipelines
The Wallace Foundation

In this series of eight videos from the Wallace Foundation, superintendents discuss details of their effort, lessons they have learned and advice they can offer to other districts.

July 2015 | The Power of a Good Idea
Evelyn & Walter Hass Jr Fund

This case study traces the San Francisco Unified School District's journey into connecting pre-kindergarten and elementary school education in an attempt to close the district's achievement gap and giving more children, especially in the city's poorest neighborhoods, a better chance to succeed.

July 2015 | Tilling the Field
Atlas Learning Project

Learn how Atlantic Philanthropies have worked to create a lasting change for unfairly disadvantaged students. 

July 2015 | Tilling The Field: Lessons About Philanthropy's Role in School Discipline Reform
The Atlantic Philanthropies

This report from The Atlantic Philanthropies shares their story of how students and parents, civil rights advocates, academics, policymakers and government came together – with help from philanthropy – to advance education reform.