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.

February 2021 | Study of College Transition Messaging in GEAR UP: Impacts on Enrolling and Staying in College
Mathematica

Despite the promise of text-based messaging as a behavioral nudge strategy, a new study illustrates the limitations of this approach in helping low-income and first-generation students enroll and persist in college.

February 2021 | The Possibility Report: From Prison to College Degrees in California
The Campaign for College Opportunity

This brief provides descriptive demographics on California's incarcerated and paroled populations, a policy landscape analysis detailing the environment in which higher education is made accessible to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, and the voices of formerly incarcerated stud

January 2021 | Accurate Student Poverty Data Is Crucial to Supporting All Students
Data Quality Campaign

Students from low-income families face unique disadvantages, which often cause them to lag behind their peers from higher-income families.

January 2021 | Glossary of K-12 Education Funding
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Outline defines key K-12 education funding terms and outlines the various ways that states distribute financial support to K-12 school districts.

January 2021 | Learning During COVID-19: Initial Findings and 4 Considerations for Policymakers
Education Commission of the States with NWEA

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional forms of education and continues to create challenges for school systems and the students they serve. Education leaders and teachers have the unenviable responsibility of making difficult decisions well into the 2020-21 school year and beyond.

January 2021 | Rising Together: How Four Districts are Building Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
TNTP

TNTP partnered with four diverse school districts—Richland Parish, Louisiana; Hamilton County, Tennessee; Hartford, Connecticut; and Collier County, Florida—as they prioritized authentic community engagement.

January 2021 | Short Memories Lead to Long-Term Consequences
New America

The collapse of good labor market opportunities for workers without a college degree is the elephant in the room in higher education policy discussions today. A high school diploma no longer provides a guarantee of financial security, let alone opens the door to the middle class.

January 2021 | When Back to School Meets Stay at Home
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a host of new financial and health challenges for those who intended to enroll in a program in fall of 2020. This analysis breaks down the pandemic’s effect on students’ plans in the fall.

December 2020 | A Broken Pipeline: Teacher Preparation's Diversity Problem
TNTP

Closing the teacher diversity gap is one of the most important steps we can take to make public education more equitable. But as many school systems across the country have prioritized the issue, one institution has largely escaped scrutiny: teacher preparation programs.

December 2020 | America After 3PM
Afterschool Alliance

For years, afterschool programs have kept kids safe, inspired them to learn, and helped working families. America After 3PM—the largest survey on afterschool, spanning 16 years—found that unmet demand has skyrocketed. For every child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in.

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