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.

October 2020 | Supporting teachers in arts integration strategies to foster foundational literacy skills of emergent bilinguals
University of California, Irvine

Oral language skills are essential to the future literacy of students in kindergarten and first grade, especially emergent bilinguals (EBs). Yet, U.S.

October 2020 | THIS IS NOT A TEST, THIS IS AN EMERGENCY: Special Considerations for Assessing and Advancing Equity in School-Year 2020-21
The Aspen Institute Education and Society Program

Education assessment can play a crucial role in identifying these learning and related challenges, allowing policy leaders to direct resources to where the needs are the greatest.

September 2020 | #InclusiveImpact Resource Guide
New Profit

New Profit’s #InclusiveImpact Resource Guide is part of their #InclusiveImpact digital dialogue series from New Profit’s network of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other changemakers committed to driving equity in America.

September 2020 | 4 for the Fall: A Blueprint for Supporting the High School Class of 2021
National College Attainment Network

A new “4 for the Fall” guide from NCAN outlines four key steps for district and school leaders, school counselors, teachers, and community partners to take to keep seniors on track for a postsecondary pathway.

September 2020 | Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence: Strategy Guide
National Center for Family Philanthropy and Council on Foundations

How much should we spend? This is an essential question for foundations, and one of the most complex, particularly in moments of change or turmoil.

September 2020 | Building a Better K-3 Literacy System
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief provides an overview of state strategies to promote literacy in kindergarten through third grade. It also includes current state examples that incorporate research-based approaches and policy takeaways for consideration.

September 2020 | Promising Practices Emerge from Expert Peer Review of District Reopening Plans
Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)

As school districts across the country braced themselves for the immensely complicated task of preparing reopening and recovery plans amid a global pandemic, practices have been identified as particularly strong and replicable.

September 2020 | Tomorrow Today: Letters from a Future in the Making
Remake Learning; The Grable Foundation

Through a series of letters from the future, this booklet envisions a tomorrow where learning is a lifelong pursuit, caring is a shared value, equity is how we measure success, innovation is driving us forward, and our connections to each other are keeping us whole.

September 2020 | Tracking the Field: Funder Approaches to Trauma and Resilience
Grantmakers in Health

Health funders have identified trauma as an emerging issue of significant interest for continued learning and networking.

September 2020 | Transforming Positive Youth Development: A Case for Youth Organizing
Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

This study of the unique contribution organizing plays in a young person’s development is based on a two-year inquiry into 500 young people’s experiences using rigorous pre- and post-test methods to compare the developmental outcomes of young people engaged in organizing with those engaged in mor