Resources from the Field

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September 2018 | Transitions and Alignment From Preschool to Kindergarten
Education Commission of the States

ECS created this report to describe two key elements - effective transition and authentic alignment - that are crucial when considering programs that take early learners from pre-school to kindergarten.

August 2018 | 50-State Comparison: State Policies on School Discipline
Education Commission of the States

This resource provides easily accessible comparisons of state-level school discipline statutes across all 50 states.

August 2018 | Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit for Exploring the Future

This toolkit presents four activities you can engage in to imagine and embrace a vision for the future of learning that is student-centered and relevant to the changing education landscape.

August 2018 | Opening Credits: An Introduction to PLA Policies
Education Commission of the States

This policy analysis acts as an guide for postsecondary institutions, and other education stakeholders and funders, to understand and reform prior learning assessment (PLA) policies.

August 2018 | Youth Organizing: A Model for Change
the Nellie Mae Education Foundation

This brief report summarizes a five year evaluation of eight youth organizing groups, who were awarded an Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership (ASVL) grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Findings support that different models of youth organizing produce distinct results and leadership development outcomes.

July 2018 | Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive K-12 Public Schools: A Call for Philanthropic Support
The Sillerman Center

This report highlights the benefits, visible for students of all backgrounds, of racially and socioeconomically diverse public schools.

July 2018 | Guiding Questions for State School Improvement Efforts
Education Commission of the States

This brief puts forth guiding questions in four key areas for policymakers, and funders, to use as a roadmap for improving outcomes at lower-performing schools.

July 2018 | Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report comprises survey results from 205 leaders of nonprofits on how they engage with grantees on the topic of diversity.

June 2018 | 50-State Comparison: State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies
Education Commission of the States

This report profiles all 50 states, detailing each of their policies and approaches to K-3 education, specifically regarding seven important elements.

June 2018 | A Broader Vision of Student Success: Insights and Opportunities for Social and Emotional Learning in Delaware
Rodel Foundation of Delaware

This report summarizes findings on current social and emotional learning (SEL) practices from schools across Delaware. Reccommendations are presented for grantmakers, policymakers and other leadership to advance the quality and equity of SEL in Delaware schools.