Resources from the Field

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April 2018 | Being the Change: 12 Ways Foundations Are Transforming Themselves to Transform Their Impact

Based on 114 interviews, this report details 12 ways foundations are applying skills, knowledge and more to create impact at scale and create systemic change.

April 2018 | Charter School Deserts: High-Poverty Neighborhoods with Limited Educational Options
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report and its accompanying website address the distribution of charter elementary schools across the country and identify "deserts" - areas with moderate or high poverty and no charter elementary schools.

April 2018 | DEI Expert Hub

The DEI Expert Hub helps education-focused nonprofits, funders, school leaders and technology entrepreneurs access skills and guidance for diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations.

April 2018 | From Vision to Reality: Personalized, Competency-Based Learning for All Kids

The purpose of this publication is to help school districts advance personalized and competency-based education and to provide support to school leaders for this work.

April 2018 | Keeping Students First: Building Community Labor Partnerships for Strong Schools
Schott Foundation for Public Education

This report provides tools and information for community and labor groups interested in working together to support schools and students.

April 2018 | NAAEE Education Research Library
North American Association for Environmental Education

This research library hosts a variety of resources and publications on environmental education. This link will take you directly to research focused on education.

April 2018 | Stories of Leadership: Learning from Community Foundations that make Higher Education a Regional Priority
College Futures Foundation

Four case studies, Stories of Leadership, are a set of short narratives describing the journeys, challenges, and achievements of four organizations demonstrating regional leadership in postsecondary educational success.

April 2018 | The Business Case For Racial Equity: A Strategy For Growth
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

This report makes the case that achieving racial equity in edcuation - among other sectors - would have astronomically positive outcomes for the U.S. economy. By aggregating data from a number of large research instutions, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has amassed a powerful report to support addressing racial inequity.

March 2018 | Advancing Funders’ Openness Practices: Lessons for the Field from the Collective Impact Funder Action Learning Lab
Collective Impact Forum

This report highlights key findings and feedback from the Action Learning Lab for improving foundation openness, and the broader Collective Impact Funder Community of Practice.

March 2018 | Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America: A scan of policy and practice in K–12 education
Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

This report looks at digital learning strategies for learners in rural communities, where signficant barriers to quality education exist. K-12 and postsecondary learners in rural areas make up 25% of all learners.