Resources from the Field

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January 2018 | Kernels of Practice for SEL: Low-Cost, Low-Burden Strategies
Wallace Foundation

This brief outlines low-cost, targeted strategies to help programs develop social and emotional learning tools.

January 2018 | Original Instructions: A Challenge to Philanthropy to Expand Health and Educational Opportunities for Native Youth
Schott Foundation for Public Education

This report, published in partnership with Native Americans in Philanthropy, contains a set of recommendations from Native leaders for helping Native youth live healthy lives.

December 2017 | Equity at the Center: A Tool for Assessing Communication about Teaching and Learning
Students at the Center

This assessment tool was designed to help schools, districts, and intermediary organizations examine digital and web-based communications to ensure all stakeholders have an equal opportunity to access information.

December 2017 | Logic Models for Selecting, Designing, and Implementing Evidence-Based School Leadership Interventions
RAND Corporation

This report provides a step-by-step guide to understand ESSA-required logic models, and includes sample models.

December 2017 | School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review, Updated and Expanded
RAND Corporation

This report explains the Every Student Succeeds Act's complex requirements regarding rigor of excellence. It also focuses on school leadership activities that support principals and other leaders and meet the law's mandates.

December 2017 | Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?

This publication from KnowledgeWorks looks at key questions and scenarios for those looking to collectively impact American public education.

December 2017 | Show Me The Data 2017
Data Quality Campaign

Data Quality Campaign conducts and annual review of report cards from the states to analyze their accessibility and whether the data is useful and meaningful to stakeholders.

December 2017 | Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review
RAND Corporation

This report reviews how educators and policymakers can use funding offered under the federal education law, ESSA, to support evidence-based programming to promote social and emotional learning. 

December 2017 | Strengthening Donor-Nonprofit Partnerships
Stanford Social Innovation Review

This article notes five relationship imbalances between donors and nonprofits that cause tension and reduce social impact.

December 2017 | The Academic and Behavioral Consequences of Discipline Policy Reform
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

This report on education discipline reform is based on information from a school district that made dramatic changes to its code of conduct a few years ago.