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.

May 2021 | 20 Years of Youth Power: The 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan
Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has served to connect youth organizing practitioners, funders, and stakeholders to a wide range of resources designed to strengthen the field of youth organizing.

May 2021 | Accelerate, Don't Remediate
TNTP and Zearn

Research suggests more students have experienced more unfinished learning over the last year than ever before. With the COVID-19 pandemic waning, school systems are facing a critical choice about how to respond.

May 2021 | Aligning Financial Sustainability with Student Access and Success: Opportunities for Private Colleges
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and TIAA Institute

This report highlights long-term academic and financial opportunities for small colleges by attracting and retaining those students who face the highest barriers to enrollment and completion.

May 2021 | COVID-19 School Closures: Long-run Macroeconomic Effects
Penn Wharton Budget Model

In this brief, the authors look at labor productivity effects from reduced in-person learning resulting from school closures and remote learning. They estimate that the learning loss from school closures reduced GDP by 3.6 percent in 2050.

May 2021 | Demographic portrait of grantees: What we’re learning and doing to support inclusion and improve our practices
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation began collecting information about the demographic makeup of its grantees in 2018 as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

May 2021 | Equitable Value: Promoting Economic Mobility and Social Justice through Postsecondary Education
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Postsecondary Value Commission

The push to improve postsecondary education as a path to opportunity has evolved over the past generation – from a focus on expanding access to expanding access and success and making both more equitable.

May 2021 | Grappling with Covid’s Impact on Education: Labor and Management Confront the Crisis
CDE Foundation

Labor-management collaboration is not an absence of conflict or disagreement. It is the ability to work together, lifting up diverse experiences and perspectives, and persevering until we address the issue at hand.

May 2021 | Out-of-School Time Programs This Summer: Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice - Parent, Teacher & OST Provider Perceptions
The Wallace Foundation

New research sheds light on how parents, teachers and OST providers perceive the value of out-of-school time (OST) in children’s social, emotional and academic development.

May 2021 | Present Danger: Solving the Deepening Student Absenteeism Crisis

States and school districts nationwide have reported higher student absenteeism during the pandemic, with schools shuttered and families struggling with the often devastating consequences of Covid-19.

May 2021 | SHSF Public Transit Map
Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation

The SHSF Public Transit Map offers a first look at public transportation accessibility at America’s community and technical colleges. Should a student need a car to get to community college?