Resources from the Field

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November 2017 | Making College Affordable
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The report examines barriers to affordability for postsecondary students and includes 11 best practices for colleges to implement that support successfu

November 2017 | Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success
Center for Effective Philanthropy

How can funders negotiate the power imbalance that affects relationships between grantees and funders?

November 2017 | The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

This report, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, provides practical recommendations and solutions for improving and increasing the affordability of undergraduate education.

November 2017 | The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs
RAND Corporation

This report finds that out-of-school time programs are generally effective at producing the outcomes that would be expected by their content and design.

October 2017 | Achieving Results: Diversity & Inclusion Actions with Impact
Newsweek Vantage

This report highlights diversity and inclusion actions that set successful organizations apart from those that have made limited progress in this area.

October 2017 | Measuring the Vitality of Downtowns in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Springdale
University of Arkansas

This report commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation shows downtowns in Northwest Arkansas continue to see strong population growth and increased demand for residential and commercial development, yet are facing challenges in housing supply.

October 2017 | Nurturing Students' Climb to Success: Why Engagement and Motivation Matter
Education Week

This report reviews a range of strategies for student motivation and engagement from schools, educators, advocates and parents. 

October 2017 | Review of Evidence: Arts Integration Research Through the Lens of the Every Student Succeeds Act
American Institutes for Research

This report analyzes research on the effectiveness of “arts integration” efforts—efforts that use arts to teach other subjects such as English and math.

October 2017 | Science to Policy and Practice: Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard has identified three principles that can guide public policy choices and front-line practice across a wide range of areas affecting children and families.

October 2017 | Shining a Spotlight on K-12 and Higher Ed Alignment in ESSA
Higher Ed for Higher Standards

This brief evaluates how well states took advantage of the federal education law to align their strategies to reach higher education goals and support long-term stud