Educators need access to evidence that helps them select high-quality curricular materials, paired with ongoing support to use these materials to their full potential. Laurie Sztejnberg shares why this is so vital and how our ecosystem grantees work to empower K-9 teachers and school leaders by generating evidence of what is working at the intersection of curriculum and professional learning.
Research is a key way to increase awareness of what’s effective and to impact evidence-based decision making and practice across our four main grantmaking areas. Here, we outline our vision for research in 2022, and share the results of three grantee research studies.
This blog post explores how grantees Saga Education and Teaching Lab pursued critical research using funding from Overdeck Family Foundation.
Tutoring Can Be Highly Effective—But Continued Research Is Needed To Ensure It Overcomes Covid-Related Learning Loss
Kim Cassel and Melanie Dukes write about the approach Arnold Ventures and Overdeck Family Foundation take to funding innovation, validation, and evidence for high-dosage tutoring programs.
The just-released America After 3PM Special Report, “STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist,” funded by Overdeck Family Foundation, found that afterschool programs are offering more STEM learning opportunities, but inequities exist and millions of children are missing out. For every child in an afterschool program, three are waiting to get in.
New Report: Pandemic Learning Reveals the Value of High-Quality Instructional Materials to Educator-Family-Student Partnerships
A new report by the Center for Public Research and Leadership found that digitally-accessible high-quality instructional materials increased student learning and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the additional challenges that students and families experienced due to remote learning. Read more here.
New Report: Learning at Home While Under-Connected—Lower-Income Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Compiled from survey data of 1,000 parents of children ages three to thirteen, with total household incomes below the national median of $75,000, this new report provides timely, pointed, and thought-provoking insights on the challenges of learning at home while being under-connected, as well as some unexpected bright spots from a year of pandemic learning and parenting.
Learn about three organizations that quickly implemented virtual programs during COVID-19 and now have evidence of impact.
Announcing a New Home for Family Math: The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement
We're excited to announce that we have selected NAFSCE (National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement), in partnership with the Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative, as the official new home for family math!
Strengthening Evidence: How Saga Education, Springboard Collaborative, and Valor Collegiate Moved Toward Measurable Impact
In the first half of 2020, three foundation grantees made significant progress toward strengthening their evidence base and increasing their ESSA tier.