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.

August 2021 | Championing Equity: A Toolkit for Funders Seeking to Invest in Immigrant and Other Bilingual or Multilingual Children
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

This toolkit helps funders understand the makeup of their communities and in turn, provide greater support for the children in immigrant families who comprise them.

August 2021 | COVID-19 Transfer, Mobility, and Progress: Update on Transfer Students
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

As the fifth in the series, this report is the first comprehensive annual reporting designed to assess the effects of the pandemic on student transfer during the entire academic year.

August 2021 | Going Beyond ESSA Compliance: A 50-State Scan of School Spending Reports
The Education Trust

Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have added per-student school spending information to school report cards — putting that information in the hands of parents, advocates, and other community members. Compliance with ESSA is a solid starting point.

August 2021 | How to Sell SEL: Parents and the Politics of Social-Emotional Learning
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Whether a response to lackluster academic gains in our nation’s schools or longstanding beliefs about the wider purposes of schooling, social and emotional learning (SEL) has gained a massive following in education circles.

August 2021 | Social and Emotional Learning Implementation with Latinx Learners
ACT's Center for Equity in Learning

This research brief series highlights key findings and implications from research conducted by ACT in collaboration with Region One Education Service Center, a provider of educational services to over 430,000 students in South Texas who are primarily Latinx and from low-income communities.

August 2021 | The Intersection of Anti-Black Racism and Adolescent Development
National Scientific Council on Adolescence

This report summarizes research on how racism and related inequities impact key developmental milestones of adolescence and offers recommendations to support Black youth within key social contexts of the middle and high school years.

August 2021 | Truth in Our Classrooms Bridges Divides: A Messaging Guide
Partnership for the Future of Learning

Use this document for communications, talking points, and well-researched frames for your messaging. When it comes to race and politics in education spaces, there have been varying levels of pushback over the years.

August 2021 | What to Expect as Gen Z Starts to Parent

How the future will unfold for today’s young children depends on a wide range of factors: climate change, technological developments, economic shifts, among others.

July 2021 | A Natural Fit: Supporting After-School Staff of Color in Teacher Pipelines
The Education Trust

Our report, A Natural Fit: Supporting After-School Staff of Color in Teacher Pipelines, examines the experiences of current and former teacher candidates of color with after-school or OST experience to provide insights into how teacher preparation programs and state policymakers can create the ri

July 2021 | An Evaluation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding for Postsecondary Institutions

In March 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, an economic stimulus package designed to address the nationwide economic crisis created by the global COVID-19 pandemic.