Resources from the Field

The views reflected in these publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Grantmakers for Education.

August 2016 | High hopes and harsh realities: The real challenges to building a diverse teacher workforce
The Brookings Institution

This newly released paper looks at what the current diversity gap is between teachers and students and how to increase diversity in the teacher workforce.

August 2016 | Inequality in School Discipline
The Atlantic Philanthropies

This book explores research and practical applications to reduce disparities in applying disciplinary practices.

August 2016 | Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Harvard Education Press

Based on this book review from Stanford Social Innovation Review, this book questions whether large foundations investing in education reform may be undermining our democratic process.

July 2016 | Capturing the Ripple Effect
Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Capturing the Ripple Effect: Developing a Theory of Change for Evaluating Parent Leadership Initiatives conveys how initiatives that develop parents as leaders can set off a positive ripple effect in their communities and beyond, creating greater opportunities for children.

July 2016 | Faculty Qualification Policies and Strategies Relevant to Dual Enrollment Programs: An Analysis of States and Regional Accreditation Agencies
Education Commission of the States

This is a review of the policies and qualifications across the states that govern teachers that lead dual enrollment courses.

July 2016 | Making College Access a Priority at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Council for Opportunity in Education

The brief was written to assist college and university leaders who are committed to equity. This is one in a series of briefs on college access.

July 2016 | The CLASS Project: Empowering Educators, Raising Student Achievement
Foundations for a Better Oregon

The paper outlines the research underpinning the CLASS model, analyzes its impact, describes accompanying legislative and policy initiatives, and narrates CLASS' evolution. CLASS is a process for teachers to develop career models for their districts.

June 2016 | Common Core Math in the K–8 Classroom: Results from a National Teacher Survey
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This document reports on how over 1000 teachers are implementing common core math standards nationwide.

June 2016 | ESSA’s Well-Rounded Education
Education Commission of the States

This report highlights ESSA’s “well-rounded education” concept and addresses support from the states and access for all students. 

May 2016 | Dancing to the Top: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston

This case study of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion explores in-school arts instruction as a means to increase equity.