Resources from the Field

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October 2017 | Measuring the Vitality of Downtowns in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Springdale
University of Arkansas

This report commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation shows downtowns in Northwest Arkansas continue to see strong population growth and increased demand for residential and commercial development, yet are facing challenges in housing supply.

October 2017 | Nurturing Students' Climb to Success: Why Engagement and Motivation Matter
Education Week

This report reviews a range of strategies for student motivation and engagement from schools, educators, advocates and parents. 

October 2017 | Raising the Barre and Stretching the Canvas: Implementing High Quality Arts Programming in a National Youth Serving Organization
Research for Action

The Wallace foundation commissioned this report to assess their Youth Arts Initiative (YAI) partnership and pilot program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

October 2017 | Review of Evidence: Arts Integration Research Through the Lens of the Every Student Succeeds Act
American Institutes for Research

This report analyzes research on the effectiveness of “arts integration” efforts—efforts that use arts to teach other subjects such as English and math.

October 2017 | Science to Policy and Practice: Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard has identified three principles that can guide public policy choices and front-line practice across a wide range of areas affecting children and families.

October 2017 | Shining a Spotlight on K-12 and Higher Ed Alignment in ESSA
Higher Ed for Higher Standards

This brief evaluates how well states took advantage of the federal education law to align their strategies to reach higher education goals and support long-term stud

October 2017 | Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump
UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access

This report, based on a survey administered in 2017 on teaching and learning, examines whether national political discourse affected high school students.

September 2017 | Creating a Safe Environment for Immigrant and Refugee Students, Families, and Communities: Actions for PreK-12 Schools and Higher Education
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

This resource provides examples for educational institutions and nonprofits to follow for creating safe learning environments and supported spaces

September 2017 | Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Part-Time College Students in America
Center for American Progress

In this report, the Center for American Progress details what is known about part-time students and their experiences, and explores what still needs to be learned to help

September 2017 | Learning Together
Remake Learning

Learning Together is a report documenting some of the results achieved during these past 10 years in a collective effort to spark new models for learning across the greater Pittsburgh region