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.

December 2020 | Districts Advancing Racial Equity (DARE) Tool
Southern Education Foundation and Learning Policy Institute

The Districts Advancing Racial Equity (DARE) tool provides information about evidence-based, high-leverage aspects of schooling that school leaders can use to create systems that build on the strengths of and respond to the needs of students of color.

December 2020 | Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning
The Wallace Foundation and RAND Corporation

How, and under what conditions, can schools and out-of-school time programs partner to effectively foster social emotional learning (SEL) in students?

December 2020 | Every Summer Counts: A Longitudinal Analysis of Outcomes from the National Summer Learning Project
The Wallace Foundation

The largest and longest study of its kind on summer learning programs reveals short- and long-term benefits among students who consistently attended voluntary, five- to six-week summer learning programs.

December 2020 | Fault Lines in Borrowing: Academic Outcomes of Students in Default
The Association of Community College Trustees and Seldin Haring-Smith Foundation

This paper examines factors influencing and influenced by loan defaults among students at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. The findings demonstrate that loan defaults and their harsh penalties are strongly associated with poorer academic persistence and completion.

December 2020 | Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic damage and isolated families in unprecedented ways.

December 2020 | National Poll: On the Eve of the 2020 Election, Education Was A Priority for Voters
Education Champions

Lake Research Partners designed and administered this election eve survey, conducted from October 31 through November 3, 2020, as part of an omnibus poll.

December 2020 | Systems Change & Parent Power
New Profit

We will never achieve the scale of change we want in education philanthropy unless we are willing to take on systems change, which requires changing mindsets, relationships and power to, in turn, change policies, practices and resource flows in education.

December 2020 | Teacher Effectiveness and Improvement in Charter and Traditional Public Schools
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Study after study has found that new teachers tend to be less effective than educators with more experience. But despite having more junior staff, charter networks (referred to as CMOs) often outperform their district peers. So what’s their secret?

December 2020 | The 15 Characteristics that Matter Most: A Self-Reflection for Funders Pursuing Place-based Investing
Equal Measure

Place-based investing (PBI) is a powerful philanthropic strategy to catalyze substantive social change in communities.

December 2020 | The Effects of Expanding Pell Grant Eligibility for Short Occupational Training Programs: Results from the Experimental Sites Initiative
Mathematica and Social Policy Research Associates for the Institute of Education Sciences

Each year, federal Pell Grants help millions of low-income students pay for postsecondary education.