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.

July 2021 | National Summer Learning Week Programs Toolkit
National Summer Learning Association

The National Summer Learning Association has produced a program toolkit to help summer programs celebrate National Summer Learning Week. Resources include archived webinars, tip sheets for providers and parents and caregivers, and toolkits.

July 2021 | Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out
The Wallace Foundation

The field of social and emotional learning (SEL) is rapidly expanding, as educators bring a sharper focus to helping children build skills beyond academic knowledge.

July 2021 | Putting Data to Work for Young People: A Framework for Measurement, Continuous Improvement, and Equitable Systems
The Wallace Foundation

This tool and guidebook can help people assess afterschool systems, the programs within them and youth outcomes—in the interest of informing system improvements. ​

July 2021 | State Policy Options to Promote K-12 Integration
Education Commission of the States

Schools in the United States continue to be segregated by race and socioeconomic status, almost 70 years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that aimed to desegregate schools.

July 2021 | Student Loan Debt Among Educators: A National Crisis
National Education Association

From pre-K to Ph.D., our right to learn, grow, and thrive should be based on how big we dream and how hard we work. But the astronomical cost of higher education—even public higher education—forces many students to either forego their education or be trapped in a lifetime of debt.

July 2021 | The Arts Advantage: Impacts of Arts Education on Boston Students

The findings from existing arts education research tend to be based on small correlational studies or randomized control trials of specific programs for short periods of time versus more generalizable arts education experiences in authentic school settings at scale.

July 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, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce conducted a thought experiment on the costs of inequality in the US education system.

July 2021 | The Evidence is Clear: Rigorous Project-Based Learning is an Effective Lever for Student Success
George Lucas Educational Foundation

Four newly released peer-reviewed research studies show that using rigorous project-based learning in U.S. public schools has strong and positive effects on student outcomes across grades and subjects.

June 2021 | 2021 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT®️ Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic.

June 2021 | A Guide to Racial and Ethnic Equity Systems Indicators

This framework for measuring the impact of systems on getting better, more equitable results for youth and families, addresses cradle-to-career indicators as well as adjacent sector indicators.