Resources from the Field

The views reflected in these publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Grantmakers for Education.

July 2020 | Equity and Inclusion: Effective Practices and Responsive Strategies - A Guidebook for College and University Leaders
University of Pennsylvania

This Guidebook highlight practices that can be incorporated and instituted across research universities, so that, nationally, higher education institutions may reflect more broadly equitable and inclusive environments. It includes a list of 50 essential readings that document effective practices in higher education as well as recommendations in four areas to facilitate institutional strategies for inclusion, excellence, and equity.

July 2020 | How Did The World’s Highest Performing Education Systems Approach Distance Learning?
National Center on Education and the Economy

Almost all top-performing education systems transitioned to distance learning this year so students could continue learning during coronavirus-related school closures.

July 2020 | How to Meet Students’ Social-Emotional and Academic Needs When Schools Reopen
New Schools Venture Fund

This Insight Brief shares four lessons educators can use this fall to accelerate students’ academic learning by focusing on specific school culture factors and social-emotional competencies.

July 2020 | Ideal Pathways
Trust for Learning

This new report contains snapshots of 11 educator development approaches — All Our Kin, AVANCE, Bank Street College of Education, Educare, EL Education, Friends Center for Children, HighScope, Montessori, Reggio Emilia-inspired, Tools of the Mind, and Waldorf — and analyzes themes, tensions, barr

July 2020 | Reopening School Buildings Safely
American Federation of Teachers

There is no question that educators want to be back in their classrooms with their students. They know that kids need in-person learning and that remote instruction is no substitute for it.

July 2020 | Restart and Recovery: Considerations for Teaching and Learning

School system leaders are working around the clock to prepare for a new school year that will bring unprecedented challenges.

July 2020 | Using Data from Schools and Child Welfare Agencies to Predict Near-Term Academic Risks
National Center for Education Statistics

This study provides information to administrators, research offices, and student support offices in local education agencies (LEAs) interested in identifying students who are likely to have near-term academic problems such as absenteeism, suspensions, poor grades, and low performance on state tes

June 2020 | 2020 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 31st edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before the coronavirus pandemic began.

June 2020 | 50-State Comparison: Teacher License Reciprocity
Education Commission of the States

Teacher license reciprocity allows educators who hold a teaching license in one state to earn a license in another state, subject to meeting state-specific requirements.

June 2020 | All of Who I Am
America's Promise

All of Who I Am is the foundational report of the How Learning Happens research series. The report, based on a qualitative study of interviews with more than 100 young people from across the country, directly shares youth perspectives on the integration of social, emotional, and cognitive development in their own exemplar learning settings.