Resources from the Field

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May 2018 | From College to Life: Relevance and the Value of Higher Education
Strada Education Network

This report examines consumer perspectives on relevance of college coursework among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults.

May 2018 | Arizona’s Community Schools: Beyond Education
Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Helios Education Foundation, Vitalyst Health Foundation

This report surveyed school leadership at Arizona community schools, specifically in districts that offer school programming outside the traditional scope of education. 

May 2018 | Bracing for a Downturn: Nonprofits, Charitable Deduction Worries, and How Foundations Can Help
Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report provides guidance to foundations in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect January 2018. Nonprofits and foundations alike are concerned that the new law may reduce charitable giving.

May 2018 | Music Matters
Education Commission of the States

This report explores the importance of music on student learning outcomes.

May 2018 | Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions
Heckscher Foundation for Children

This educator resource provides evidence-based strategies to help students get to and through college.

May 2018 | Supporting Postsecondary Success: Understanding the College Access and Success Landscape in Boston
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institution

This report presents the findings of the latest study of college access and success in Boston.

May 2018 | The Permanent Detour: Underemployment’s Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads
Strada Institute for the Future of Work

This report draws on analysis from four million resumes and federal data sets to conclude that underemployment out of college can have long-term consequences on career potential and earnings.

April 2018 | 50-State Comparison: School Leader Certification and Preparation Programs
Education Commission of the States

School leadership has been found to be one of the greatest contributors to student achievement. It also improves teacher retention.

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.