Resources from the Field

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September 2017 | Opening Doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Although students born to low-income families rarely have the opportunity to attend the nation's top colleges, a growing number of elite schools are taking steps to open their doors wider to high-achieving, low-income students.

September 2017 | State Innovations for Near-Completers
Education Commission of the States

This brief provides an overview of policies that support postsecondary students that are near-completers - those who have college credit but not a credential.

September 2017 | Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs
The Wallace Foundation

Forty-five diverse nonprofits were able to scale up social programs through successful partnerships.

September 2017 | Teaching with Technology Is Transforming Classroom Practice and Student Engagement
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

This report shares results of a survey from teachers from 38 states about the impacts of integrating new technology and tools in the classroom.

September 2017 | The Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

This resource is a guidebook to demystify evaluation and facilitate rigorous yet practical program evaluation. It has been developed over many years of feedback from W.K.

September 2017 | Understanding Higher Education Finance
Postsecondary Analytics

This resource explores funding sources for postsecondary education and how that funding affects low-income students.

August 2017 | You Need Data to Personalize Learning
Data Quality Campaign

Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) latest infographic and video expertly highlights the importance of using data to meet student needs.

July 2017 | NAACP Task Force on Quality Education

Explore educational equity in this report released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

July 2017 | National Equity Atlas
USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and PolicyLink

The National Equity Atlas provides equity profiles, data analysis and projections on demographic trends in many areas of the country and can help foundations more effectively address equity issues.

July 2017 | Rating the Ratings: Analyzing the First 17 ESSA Accountability Plans
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can provide more authority over school accountability systems.  Read this accountability report that analyzes the first 17 ESSA plans.