Resources from the Field

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April 2020 | 50-State Comparison: Secondary Career and Technical Education
Education Commission of the States

This resource provides a national comparison of state policies and activities related to secondary career and technical education (CTE). This 50-State Comparison does not include CTE information at the postsecondary level.

April 2020 | Hispanic-Serving Institutions Data: 2018-2019
Excelencia in Education

This analysis provides a primer on where Latinx and Hispanic students have enrolled for higher education. Resources include a fact sheet, emergine HSIs, HSIs with graduate programs and a sharable infographic.

April 2020 | Leading With Race to Reimagine Youth Justice
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This report explores the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Deep-End Initiative, which is helping juvenile justice jurisdictions safely and significantly reduce youth confinement — especially for young people of color.

April 2020 | Leveraging Findings from OST Research and Practice to Lessen COVID-19 Learning Gaps

This report leverages findings from OST research and practice about exactly what happens when kids are not in school and identifies best practices to effectively respond to the COVID-19–related school closures.

April 2020 | Providing Emergency Aid to College Students in a Time of Crisis

This Issue Focus highlights lessons from prior evaluations of emergency aid programs to help colleges identify students in need and allocate resources equitably, with the goal of enabling their students to navigate the current crisis and ultimately succeed in college and beyond.

April 2020 | Remote Learning Guidance from State Education Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A First Look
MIT Teaching Systems Lab

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Teaching Systems Lab reviewed state education agency guidance to identify areas of consensus and emerging practices.

April 2020 | Schools and COVID-19: How Districts and State Education Departments are Responding to the Pandemic
Chiefs for Change

This report provides a snapshot of the challenges Chiefs for Change members face and the strategies they are using to address those challenges in five key areas: basic needs, technology, distance learning, support for seniors, and economic impact.

April 2020 | The Big Test: The Future of Statewide Standardized Testing
FutureEd and Georgetown University

Standardized testing has been a cornerstone of school reform for two decades. But a bipartisan backlash against testing in recent years and the suspension of statewide testing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have left the future of state assessments in question.

April 2020 | The Common Core Debacle: Results from 2019 NAEP and Other Sources
Pioneer Institute

This report from the Pioneer Institute analyzes data from NAEP to assess the effectivity of Common Core curriculum and finds historic declines since most states implemented national Common Core English and math curriculum standards six years ago.

April 2020 | The Coronavirus Pandemic and K-12 Education Funding
Albert Shanker Institute

In this report, using data from multiple sources, we describe the effects of previous recessions, particularly the Great Recession, on K-12 education finance, as well as the federal, state, and local policies and trends that mediated the impact of these downturns on public school budgets.