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.

August 2020 | Barriers to Bridges: Teacher Perspectives on Accelerating Learning, Leadership, and Innovation in the Pandemic
Teach Plus

This report examines the frontline experiences of educators during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations for education leaders and policymakers based on teachers’ guidance and input.

August 2020 | Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP’s brief, “Black Funding Denied: Community Foundation Support for Black Communities” looks at the latest available grantmaking data (2016-2018) of 25 community foundations (CFs) – from Los Angeles to New Orleans to New York City to St. Paul.

August 2020 | Characteristics of Preschool Special Education Services and Educators

New research helps fill the information gap on services for preschool children with disabilities.

August 2020 | Equitable Transitions During Pandemic Disruptions
Education Commission of the States

This is a series of six Policy Briefs, commissioned by Education Commission of the States and authored by external organizations, that explore various facets of the transition from secondary to postsecondary education, which are now complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 2020 | Evaluating a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for At-Risk Youth in Alternative Schools

This brief highlights evidence on the impacts of the Teen Choice curriculum for youth in alternative schools in and around New York City.

August 2020 | Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Two years in the making, this practical publication features case studies and detailed guidance for individuals, families, foundations, and corporations. Written by Steven Godeke of Godeke Consulting and Patrick Briaud of RPA, it features input from over fifty experts and practitioners.

August 2020 | Police in Schools: A Background Paper
American Federation of Teachers

This paper was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and the Education Civil Rights Alliance to be used as a background tool on the issue of police in schools. Includes lesson plan resources.

August 2020 | Ready to Partner
Learning Heroes

Learning Heroes, along with National PTA and Univision, created Ready to Partner, a research-based bilingual resource to help parents and teachers join forces as they prepare for a different kind of school year.

August 2020 | Remaking Tomorrow: Learning in a Post-Pandemic Future

This publication aims to build on the momentum sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic to inspire stakeholders across the greater Pittsburgh region to shape and reshape a future of learning that is just, equitable and learnercentered.

August 2020 | State Data Infrastructure Project for Arts Education
Education Commission of the States

Since late 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts has collaborated with Education Commission of the States to promote more and better information on young people’s access to, and participation in, arts education.