Resources from the Field

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November 2019 | Why Rural Matters: 2018-2019 The Time Is Now
The Rural School and Community Trust

Why Rural Matters 2018-19 is the ninth in a series of reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states.

November 2019 | Young Learners, Missed Opportunities
The Education Trust

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) is important to the rapid development that happens in the first five years of a child’s life and has long-lasting benefits well into adulthood.

October 2019 | 2019 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education
Excelencia in Education

What works to increase Latino student success in higher education? Since 2005, Excelencia in Education has led the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education through Examples of Excelencia.

October 2019 | An Analysis of State Postsecondary Governance Structures
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Guide examines the various state postsecondary governance models and their components, and also offers questions for further consideration.

October 2019 | Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Learning and Development?
American Institutes for Research

How can you assess conditions for learning and development, as well as social and emotional competencies? The Stop, Think, Act: Ready to Assess toolkit helps educators, practitioners, and policymakers decide if and when they are ready to take those steps.

October 2019 | Becoming Visible: A Landscape Analysis of State Efforts to Provide Native American Education for All
National Congress of American Indians

This report analyzes state efforts to bring high-quality Native American educational content into all K–12 classrooms across the U.S. While almost 90% of states surveyed said they have efforts underway to improve the quality of and access to Native American curriculum, there is still work that re

October 2019 | Disproportionality in School Discipline: An Assessment in Maryland through 2018
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic

Across the nation, Black students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities are disproportionately subjected to disciplinary removals.

October 2019 | Improving the Transition to Kindergarten for Students, Families, and Teachers
Madison Education Partnership

The purpose of this report is to learn about the practices schools use to strengthen the transition into kindergarten and to see if home visits should be part of these strategies.

October 2019 | Philanthropy in Higher Education, Priorities and Approaches of Private Foundations
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & TIAA Institute

This report seeks to expand and test the trends discussed in an earlier report by including foundations more varied in asset size, geographical focus, and type.

October 2019 | Small Town, Big Talent: Identifying and Supporting Academically Promising Students in Rural Areas
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The report, “Small Town, Big Talent,” highlights practices and programs that are effectively supporting promising students in rural communities.