Resources from the Field

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May 2019 | Born to Win, Schooled to Lose
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

This research examines how socioeconomic status (SES), academic achievement, and race and ethnicity affect the economic mobility of young people in America.

May 2019 | Credentials Matter Report 1: A National Landscape of High School Student Credential Attainment Compared to Workforce Demand
ExcelinEd; Burning Glass Technologies; Carnegie Corporation of New York

This analysis reviews 24 states’ career and technical education (CTE) programs intended to prepare students for success after high school or higher education to answer how effective are these programs and the credentials that students are earning?

May 2019 | State Education Budget Analyses
Southern Education Foundation

SEF reviewed the education budget proposals from eight governors in the South and conducted an equity analysis of their respective education budget proposals. The state budget development process cannot be overstated.

May 2019 | Using Data to Strengthen Afterschool Planning, Management, and Strategy: Lessons from Eight Cities
University of Chicago; The Wallace Foundation

The report presents findings on how data systems were established, operated and used in eight cities to strengthen systems that support high-quality afterschool programs for low-income youth.

April 2019 | 50-State Comparison: Arts Education Data Collection and Reporting
Education Commission of the States

This 50-State Comparison assesses the capacity of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to aggregate and report on arts education data already housed in statewide education data systems.

April 2019 | Career-Ready Education Beyond the Skills Gap, Tools and Tactics for an Evolving Economy
Chronicle of Higher Education

This Chronicle report goes beyond the definitions of the skills gap and the accompanying blame game to explore the forces driving change and the challenges ahead. The goal isn’t to turn every institution of higher education into a job-training center, but there’s no shame in adding relevance.

April 2019 | Do charter middle schools improve students’ college outcomes?
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

Charter schools play an important role in efforts to reform education and better serve the nation’s public school students. However, little is known about whether charter schools improve students’ outcomes in the long term, including the likelihood of enrolling in and completing college.

April 2019 | How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets?
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report examines whether students in high school CTE programs are more likely to take courses in high-demand and/or high-wage industries, both nationally and locally.

April 2019 | NAEP Technology & Engineering Literacy (TEL) Report Card
National Assessment of Educational Progress

In 2018, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered a nationally representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy (TEL) at eighth grade.

April 2019 | Summer Nutrition and Enrichment Programs
Food Research and Action Center

During the summer, far too many children and adolescents experience food insecurity, weight gain, and learning loss, compromising their health and ability to thrive during summer break and beyond.