Resources from the Field

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September 2019 | Education Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief explores the connection between education policy and the opioid crisis, provides examples of recent state policies and initiatives, and outlines considerations for education policy leaders.

September 2019 | If You Listen, We Will Stay: Why Teachers of Color Leave and How to Disrupt Teacher Turnover
The Education Trust and Teach Plus

For this report, researchers conducted focus groups with teachers who identify as Black or Latino who talked about their experiences in the workforce and what schools, districts, and states could do to keep them in the field.

September 2019 | Investing in Native Communities: Philanthropic Funding for Native American Communities and Causes
Native Americans in Philanthropy; Candid

This report provides the latest data on foundation funding for Native Americans, alongside important historical context that has contributed to the unique experiences and challenges Native Americans face today. The report also consolidates advice and feedback from philanthropic and Native leaders.

September 2019 | Latino Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities
The Education Trust

This report in The Education Trust's Broken Mirrors series, Latino Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities, details how much work states have to do to increase the population of Latinos with a college degree.

September 2019 | Parents Are Ready for the Next Generation of Education Data
Data Quality Campaign

DQC’s 2019 national poll of parents found steady support for education is also driving parents’ appetite for this information to be used in new ways to support their children.

September 2019 | Preparing Students for Learning, Work and Life Through STEAM Education
Arts Education Partnership; Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief shares insights from a recent Thinkers Meeting that looked beyond existing state policies and explored new pathways to guide future practice, research and policy work to support access to STEAM education for all students.

September 2019 | Profiles of Leaders of Color: Building an Effective Staff
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

While the impact school leaders have on student performance has been well documented, there has been little attention to how leaders’ experiences and racial identities inform and influence their practice.

September 2019 | Quality Counts 2019: Grading the States
Education Week

The third and final installment of “Quality Counts 2019” offers a comprehensive report card on the nation’s K-12 system, including A-F grades and rankings for each of the states based on a wide range of academic, school finance, and socioeconomic factors.

September 2019 | Talented, Passionate & Underrepresented: Investing in Latino Edupreneurs
NewSchools Venture Fund

Why are Latino leaders underrepresented as education entrepreneurs? Dramatically increasing the number of Latino education entrepreneurs will require providing investors with more knowledge about how to best find, support and capitalize Latino leaders to realize their dreams.

September 2019 | Teachers Want to Use Data But Can’t Go It Alone
Data Quality Campaign

DQC’s 2019 national poll of teachers found they are strongly committed to using data in service of students – but are left on their own to make this happen.