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.

July 2021 | The Evidence is Clear: Rigorous Project-Based Learning is an Effective Lever for Student Success
George Lucas Educational Foundation

Four newly released peer-reviewed research studies show that using rigorous project-based learning in U.S. public schools has strong and positive effects on student outcomes across grades and subjects.

June 2021 | 2021 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT®️ Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic.

June 2021 | A Guide to Racial and Ethnic Equity Systems Indicators

This framework for measuring the impact of systems on getting better, more equitable results for youth and families, addresses cradle-to-career indicators as well as adjacent sector indicators.

June 2021 | Advance Placement Participation, Staffing, and Staff Training in the District of Columbia Public Schools
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica

This REL Mid-Atlantic report and fact sheet explore strategies schools use to expand participation in the Advanced Placement program.

June 2021 | Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding

The Covid Relief Playbook is a compilation of 18 evidence-based practices that have delivered improvements in instructional quality, school climate, student attendance, and academic achievement.

June 2021 | COVID-19 K-12 School Testing Dashboard
Mathematica and The Rockefeller Foundation

As many school districts work to make routine testing a reality, Mathematica, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Duke Margolis Health Policy Center partnered to create an interactive online dashboard that allows users to explore the benefits and drawbacks of routine testing in their schools to g

June 2021 | New Attitudes, Old Practices: The Provision of Multiyear General Operating Support
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report examines the state of practice in philanthropy regarding multiyear general operating support.

June 2021 | Perceptions of Postsecondary Education and Training in Rural Areas
Education Commission of the States

Rural communities are not a monolith; they have unique challenges that require unique policy solutions. One of the best ways to understand the diversity of those challenges — and, in turn, identify the most effective solutions — is to hear directly from rural communities.

June 2021 | State Governance Models for Educating Youth in Juvenile Detention Facilities
Education Commission of the States

States generally administer and oversee educational services in juvenile detention facilities in one of three ways:

June 2021 | Strengthening Pipelines and Serving Students
Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact believes that educational leaders should prioritize future teachers as high-quality tutors and embed tutoring as a foundational component of teacher preparation.