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.

November 2014 | Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity
National Women’s Law Center and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Schott Foundation for Public Education, and others

A report released by National Women’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund outlines the discipline disparities for African-American girls and notes that pervasive racial and gender biases in education often prevent students from succeeding.

October 2014 | Grantmaking Trends Memo: Education 2014
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

During the last ten years, the Education Program has sought to take advantage of key windows of opportunity to advance the education system, as a whole, toward better student outcomes.

October 2014 | LGBTQ Youth and School Pushout
Just and Fair Schools Fund

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) and Crossroads Collaborative released reports on Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline for gender nonconforming youth and for LGBTQ youth of color.

October 2014 | The Role of Grantmakers in Collective Impact
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Grantmakers can embrace the potential of collective impact by becoming community partners, according to this report, but they have to be attentive to power dynamics.

October 2014 | Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula
Humphrey & Koppich with support from Stuart Foundation

This study looks at early implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). With support from the Stuart Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation, a team of 12 researchers, led by Julia Koppich and Dan Humphrey, took a close look at 10 diverse districts across California.

September 2014 | Opportunities Abound for Developing Environmental Literacy Through the Next Generation Science Standards
Ten Strands

Adoption of the Next Generation Science Standardstriggered lead California into the forefront of science education for the 21st Century.

January 2013 | Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT!)
Alliance for Justice

With the Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT!), nonprofits can benchmark their advocacy skills, identify specific gaps and opportunities in their advocacy strategies, and effic

September 2012 | Forecast 3.0: Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem
Knowledge Works

This forecast report from Knowledge Works previews five disruptions that will reshape learning over the next decade. Responding to them with creativity rather than fear will be critical to preparing all learners for an uncertain future.

| Beyond Brochures: Practicing “Soul Care” in the Recruitment of Teachers of Color
San Francisco Teacher Residency

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation supported this report, which looks at the seven persistent barriers that people of color face on the path to becoming teachers.

| Changing the Narrative About Native Americans: A Guide for Allies

Reclaiming Native Truth created this guide, based on their extensive research, for non-native allies to join in changing the dominant narrative about Native Americans.