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.

June 2021 | Advance Placement Participation, Staffing, and Staff Training in the District of Columbia Public Schools
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica

This REL Mid-Atlantic report and fact sheet explore strategies schools use to expand participation in the Advanced Placement program.

June 2021 | Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding

The Covid Relief Playbook is a compilation of 18 evidence-based practices that have delivered improvements in instructional quality, school climate, student attendance, and academic achievement.

June 2021 | COVID-19 K-12 School Testing Dashboard
Mathematica and The Rockefeller Foundation

As many school districts work to make routine testing a reality, Mathematica, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Duke Margolis Health Policy Center partnered to create an interactive online dashboard that allows users to explore the benefits and drawbacks of routine testing in their schools to g

June 2021 | New Attitudes, Old Practices: The Provision of Multiyear General Operating Support
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report examines the state of practice in philanthropy regarding multiyear general operating support.

June 2021 | Perceptions of Postsecondary Education and Training in Rural Areas
Education Commission of the States

Rural communities are not a monolith; they have unique challenges that require unique policy solutions. One of the best ways to understand the diversity of those challenges — and, in turn, identify the most effective solutions — is to hear directly from rural communities.

June 2021 | State Governance Models for Educating Youth in Juvenile Detention Facilities
Education Commission of the States

States generally administer and oversee educational services in juvenile detention facilities in one of three ways:

June 2021 | Strengthening Pipelines and Serving Students
Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact believes that educational leaders should prioritize future teachers as high-quality tutors and embed tutoring as a foundational component of teacher preparation.

June 2021 | The Most Important Door that Will Ever Open: Realizing the Mission of Higher Education Through Equitable Admissions Policies
Joyce Foundation and Institute for Higher Education Policy

In signing the Higher Education Act of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson described education as “the most important door that will ever open.” Earning a college credential can mean a better living and a better life for students and their families. But to earn that credential, students must first navigate the admissions process. Education is indeed a door, but recruitment, admissions, and enrollment policies and practices dictate how wide that door is open. Left unexamined, these policies and practices often limit opportunities for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and underrepresented Asian American and Pacific Islander students and students from low-income backgrounds. It’s time to rethink these policies. It’s time to open the door for all of today’s students.

June 2021 | The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021 evaluates the K–12 civics and U.S. History standards adopted by the fifty states and the District of Columbia based on the quality, completeness, and rigor of their content and the clarity of its presentation.

June 2021 | Why aren’t kids a policy priority? The cultural mindsets and attitudes that keep kids off the public agenda
FrameWorks Institute

In partnership with Leading for Kids and with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Association, the FrameWorks Institute is engaging in research to understand the cultural barriers to prioritizing children in policymaking and to develop a new narrative that can help put children’s wellbeing more squarely on the public and policymaking agendas. In this strategic brief, we report findings from the first phase of this project, which centers on understanding these cultural barriers and identifying possible directions for the development of a new narrative around kids.