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.

November 2020 | Partnering for Postsecondary Success in Rural Texas
The Foundation Review

Although students living in rural areas perform academically on par with their peers, they are less likely to complete a postsecondary credential due to geographic, economic, and other barriers.

November 2020 | State of Summer Learning: 2020 State Policy Snapshot
National Summer Learning Association

COVID-19 has illuminated the nation’s inequities in our school systems and communities like never before, shining a spotlight on the significant digital divide, food insecurities, childcare issues, and learning losses millions of underserved students and their families actually face every summer

November 2020 | State Workforce Development Policies
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Snapshot captures state legislative activity in 2020 concerning workforce development. Drawing on 308 bills introduced in 41 states and the District of Columbia, it identifies four trends in legislation: data and information; financial incentives; governance and planning; and educatio

November 2020 | The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning
Carnegie Corporation of New York

This paper from Carnegie Corporation of New York that explores how professional learning anchored in high-quality curriculum materials allows teachers to experience the instruction their students will receive and change their instructional practices, leading to better student outcomes.

November 2020 | The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning
Carnegie Corporation of New York

How can we make professional learning work better for teachers and their students?

November 2020 | Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Workers need more than just their educational credentials to qualify for jobs that pay well, keep those jobs, secure promotions, and boost their earnings on the job. Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want reveals the five most in-demand competencies across the labor market.

October 2020 | 2020 Show Me the Data
Data Quality Campaign

State report cards should provide parents and the public with meaningful information about students and schools. But when this resource is missing data, hard to find, or difficult to understand, families and communities are left in the dark.

October 2020 | 2020 Youth Organizing Snapshot: A Field Poised to Lead
The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

Across the country, young people are at the forefront of momentous social change. Mobilized en masse, they are achieving critical victories in the fight to end the school to prison pipeline.

October 2020 | A Promise Worth Keeping: An Updated Equity-Driven Framework for Free College Programs
The Education Trust

This report updates the findings from the 2018 report on free college programs. This time around The Education Trust reviewed 23 existing statewide policies with our updated framework, which considers whether a program:

October 2020 | Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning
The Wallace Foundation

The most comprehensive study of social and emotional learning implementation to date offers early lessons for schools and out-of-school-time programs on how to carry out high-quality social and emotional learning instruction.