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.

January 2021 | When Back to School Meets Stay at Home
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a host of new financial and health challenges for those who intended to enroll in a program in fall of 2020. This analysis breaks down the pandemic’s effect on students’ plans in the fall.

December 2020 | A Broken Pipeline: Teacher Preparation's Diversity Problem

Closing the teacher diversity gap is one of the most important steps we can take to make public education more equitable. But as many school systems across the country have prioritized the issue, one institution has largely escaped scrutiny: teacher preparation programs.

December 2020 | America After 3PM
Afterschool Alliance

For years, afterschool programs have kept kids safe, inspired them to learn, and helped working families. America After 3PM—the largest survey on afterschool, spanning 16 years—found that unmet demand has skyrocketed. For every child in an afterschool program, 3 are waiting to get in.

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.