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.

May 2021 | Aligning Financial Sustainability with Student Access and Success: Opportunities for Private Colleges
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and TIAA Institute

This report highlights long-term academic and financial opportunities for small colleges by attracting and retaining those students who face the highest barriers to enrollment and completion.

May 2021 | The Community Ecocycle in Place-Based Systems Change: A Tool for Funder and Community Reflection and Action
Equal Measure and Mathematica

This tool is intended to help funders who have elected to invest in place-based systems change efforts in two ways. First, funders can use this tool to consider the dynamic, natural, and necessary developmental phases through which communities move.

May 2021 | The Cost of Economic and Racial Injustice in Postsecondary Education
Georgetown University Center On Education and the Workforce

In partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, CEW conducted a thought experiment on the costs of inequality in the U.S. education system. The simulation found that the U.S.

April 2021 | Adult Education Strategies: Identifying and Building Evidence of Effectiveness

Nearly 43 million U.S. adults lack the basic English literacy skills required to succeed in the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

April 2021 | Black Faculty Are Vastly Underrepresented at Southern Colleges and Universities
Southern Regional Education Board

New data shows that the level of Black, Hispanic, and other underrepresented college faculty members is not keeping pace with the changing student demographics in many states.

April 2021 | Crowd-Sourced Data Supporting Student-Centered Learning
Students at the Center

As the number of schools, districts and states committed to student-centered, personalized learning practices grows, so does the evidence base.

April 2021 | Family Voices: Building Pathways from Learning to Meaningful Work
Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup

A national survey reveals a disconnect between the opportunities families want for their children and the postsecondary pathways available to them.

April 2021 | Immigrant and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children: Key Sociodemographic Characteristics
Migration Policy Institute

Parents play a critical role in supporting the school readiness and educational success of their children—a role that took on even greater importance with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated shift to remote learning.

April 2021 | Investing in the Power of Young People: 20 Years of Philanthropic Support for Youth Organizing
The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

This report evaluates the critical role philanthropy has played in shoring up a youth organizing field poised to meet the multiple challenges of this moment.

April 2021 | Investments in Implicit and Explicit Dimensions of Place-Based Systems Change: A Tool for Funder Reflection and Action
Mathematica and Equal Measure

This tool is intended to help funders who have elected to invest in place-based systems change strategies assess the extent to which their strategic intent, culture, and capacity can support complementary dimensions of systems change.