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.

September 2021 | Right From the Start: D.C.'s Groundbreaking Teacher Hiring Strategy
FutureEd and EducationCounsel

This report, a joint effort by FutureEd and EducationCounsel, explains how TeachDC works and how it plays out in one of Washington’s high-need high schools.

September 2021 | What’s Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s

A look ahead at emerging trends in philanthropy and charitable giving Drawing from interviews with more than 200 philanthropy executives, practitioners, donors, board members, experts, and grantees from around the world, What’s Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s explores what emerging social, eco

September 2021 | Youth Apprenticeship in Action: Principles in Practice
Jobs for the Future (JFF)

This report provides a detailed, action-oriented view of what youth apprenticeship programs look like and how they are designed.

The paper explores the makeup of three ongoing youth apprenticeship programs, with visual examples of the pathways:

August 2021 | Championing Equity: A Toolkit for Funders Seeking to Invest in Immigrant and Other Bilingual or Multilingual Children
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

This toolkit helps funders understand the makeup of their communities and in turn, provide greater support for the children in immigrant families who comprise them.

August 2021 | COVID-19 Transfer, Mobility, and Progress: Update on Transfer Students
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

As the fifth in the series, this report is the first comprehensive annual reporting designed to assess the effects of the pandemic on student transfer during the entire academic year.

August 2021 | Going Beyond ESSA Compliance: A 50-State Scan of School Spending Reports
The Education Trust

Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have added per-student school spending information to school report cards — putting that information in the hands of parents, advocates, and other community members. Compliance with ESSA is a solid starting point.

August 2021 | How to Sell SEL: Parents and the Politics of Social-Emotional Learning
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Whether a response to lackluster academic gains in our nation’s schools or longstanding beliefs about the wider purposes of schooling, social and emotional learning (SEL) has gained a massive following in education circles.

August 2021 | Social and Emotional Learning Implementation with Latinx Learners
ACT's Center for Equity in Learning

This research brief series highlights key findings and implications from research conducted by ACT in collaboration with Region One Education Service Center, a provider of educational services to over 430,000 students in South Texas who are primarily Latinx and from low-income communities.

August 2021 | The Intersection of Anti-Black Racism and Adolescent Development
National Scientific Council on Adolescence

This report summarizes research on how racism and related inequities impact key developmental milestones of adolescence and offers recommendations to support Black youth within key social contexts of the middle and high school years.

August 2021 | Truth in Our Classrooms Bridges Divides: A Messaging Guide
Partnership for the Future of Learning

Use this document for communications, talking points, and well-researched frames for your messaging. When it comes to race and politics in education spaces, there have been varying levels of pushback over the years.