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 | 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.

June 2020 | Improving Early Childhood Education Systems
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief explores 23 states’ plans for strengthening their early education systems, as they have detailed in their renewal applications for the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) program.

June 2020 | Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse
Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation

People who run programs for low-income job seekers and those seeking to promote policies that can improve employment outcomes for low-income individuals need evidence about what works.

June 2020 | Supporting Students to be Independent Learners: State and District Actions for the Pandemic Era
Aspen Institute

In May 2020, the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program shared ten recommended state actions for Fostering Connectedness in the Pandemic Era that were developed with a diverse group of education leaders.