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 2022 | Framing Racial Equity in Adolescence: Messaging Strategies for Social Change
FrameWorks Institute

This framing playbook helps practitioners, advocates, policymakers, and journalists communicate more accurately and effectively about racism and equity and their impact on adolescent development.

January 2022 | National, Regional Trends in Educators' Covid-Relief Spending

This FutureEd report is an analysis of the Covid-relief spending plans of nearly 2,100 school districts and charter school organizations in 48 states, local education agencies serving some 40 percent of the nation’s public-school students.

January 2022 | Transforming Mindsets, Powering Change
Equal Measure

In this three-part report series Transforming Mindsets, Powering Change, Equal Measure shares an emerging picture of how postsecondary institutions and their partners are unearthing complex and entrenched barriers embedded in their systems and shifting culture, practices, and policies.

December 2021 | Design Principles for Community-Based Settings: Putting the Science of Learning and Development Into Action
The Forum for Youth Investment

The COVID-19, the economic recession, and increased racial reckoning cry out for a redesign and reimagining of all the systems that support our children and families and educate and prepare our youth.

December 2021 | Exploring Early Implementation of Pennsylvania’s Innovative Teacher and Principal Residency Grants
IES Regional Educational Laboratory Program

An REL Mid-Atlantic partnership examined the early efforts of programs that provide year-long clinical experiences and intensive supports to aspiring teachers and principals at institutions of higher education, looking to address staffing shortages and limited diversity.

December 2021 | Reinvigorating K-12 Science Education
Education Commission of the States

This Education Commission of the States special report examines the NAEP results and considers state policies that can support K-12 science education reforms as schools recover.

December 2021 | Releasing the Potential of Philanthropic Collaborations
The Bridgespan Group

Philanthropic partnerships are having their day in the sun. Their impact could be even greater with a clearer path to investing in collaborative funds and a shift in donor mindsets.

December 2021 | School Instruction in Pennsylvania During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This brief provides an overview of how local education agencies in Pennsylvania, including both traditional school districts and charter schools, implemented different approaches to deliver instruction and support students’ needs during the 2020–2021 school year.

December 2021 | Student Financial Wellness Survey
Trellis Company

As the COVID-19 pandemic is proving, maintaining student financial wellness is key to keeping students enrolled. The SFWS was administered in the fall of 2020, before vaccines were available and as students were beginning their first full year in the shadow of the pandemic.

December 2021 | Three lessons for boosting postsecondary education and wages in Black-majority cities
Brookings Institution

This report focuses on qualitative research, historical context, and disaggregated statistics in order to gain a clear vision of what is needed to help Black students and workers thrive.