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.

April 2021 | Student Loan Outcomes of Ontario Transfer Students
Ontario Council on Articulation & Transfer (ONCAT)

One of the main drivers of transfer pathway development across various jurisdictions has been the potential cost savings or ‘efficiencies’ of seamless transfer. Broadly speaking, improving credit recognition shortens time-to-completion for transfer students, saving them both time and money.

April 2021 | The Role of Assistant Principals: Evidence and Insights for Advancing School Leadership
The Wallace Foundation & Mathematica

The number of assistant principals has grown markedly in recent years, and with reconsideration, the AP role could do more to help foster educational equity, school improvement and principal effectiveness.

April 2021 | Working to Learn: New Research on Connecting Education and Career
The Project on Workforce at Harvard University

In the wake of COVID-19 and growing inequality, America needs more pathways that bridge education and career.

March 2021 | 15 Million Infrastructure Jobs: An Economic Shot in the Arm to the COVID-19 Recession
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure program from the Biden-Harris administration would be good medicine to nurse the economic wounds inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2021 | 50-State Comparison: Private School Choice
Education Commission of the States

This resource provides information on state private school choice policies specific to vouchers, education savings accounts and scholarship tax credits. It highlights the various ways in which states approach specific private school choice policies.

March 2021 | Building Power in the Midst of a National Crisis
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

The pandemic exposed to the nation what early childhood stakeholders already knew: child care sits at the nexus of racial, gender, and economic injustice.

March 2021 | Education Data 101: A Briefing Book for Policymakers
Data Quality Campaign

With information on everything from student growth data to state longitudinal data systems to teacher data literacy, DQC's resource brings policymakers up to speed on the major data topics they need to know about:

March 2021 | Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2021 State of the State Addresses
Education Commission of the States

This Special Report captures analysis of 42 governors’ State of the State addresses and the education-related proposals mentioned within. In 2021, governors unsurprisingly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for students, teachers and education more broadly.

March 2021 | Missing Out: Arkansas' Teacher Shortage and How to Fix It

Teachers inspire, build perspective, and ultimately prepare their students for success in life. And research shows that teacher quality is the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement. Unfortunately, Arkansas has faced a massive shortage of certified teachers for decades.

March 2021 | Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

This report finds that foundation funding designated for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities only accounts for 0.20 percent of all U.S. grantmaking. This mirrors findings from our 1992 report --  from three decades ago.