Resources from the Field

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June 2015 | Teachers Know Best: Making Data work for Teachers and Students
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This study asked teachers how they use digital tools and learned that more than two thirds of teachers are not fully satisfied with the effectiveness of the data and the tools they have access to on a regular basis.

June 2015 | The Critical Voice of Parents in Education
US Department of Education

Secretary Arne Duncan describes a set of three foundational family rights that should belong to every family in America.

June 2015 | Use of Research Evidence: Social Services Portfolio
William T. Grant Foundation

This report from the William T. Grant Foundation outlines how research evidence is used in social services and provides examples of how it may add value to youth-servicing systems.

May 2015 | Advancing Data-Informed Policies to Improve Education Outcomes for Children in Care: Expert Roundtable
Annie E. Casey Foundation

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shares insights from a roundtable of researchers, policy specialists, and philanthropists.

May 2015 | Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success
Annie E. Casey Foundation

This publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the importance of a family bond.

May 2015 | How District Partnerships Can Help Build Learning Organizations For English Language Learners' Success
Central Valley Foundation

This recent report highlights how districts, funders, and policymakers can improve English Language Learners' achievement in the Central Valley.

May 2015 | Rigor and Relevance in Indian Education: State of K-12 Indian Education in Arizona.
Helios Education Foundation

This report from Helios Education Foundation analyzes the current status of Indian Education—an academically vulnerable population—in Arizona as the state prepares to implement its version of Common Core State Standards.

May 2015 | School Leadership in Chicago: A Baseline Report
The Chicago Public Education Fund

This report by The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) outlines the necessity of partnerships to increase principal satisfaction and retention of high-performing principals.

May 2015 | The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

This report by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation details the cost of failing to address the legacy of racism in the state and the benefits to communities from advancing racial equity, including in the area of education.

May 2015 | The Cultural Lives of Californians: Insights from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation
The James Irvine Foundation

This report from The James Irvine Foundation explores questions and opportunities for nonprofit arts organizations, funders, and sector leaders to maximize their investments in art education.