Research and Resources

A Funder's Guide to Supporting English Language Learners

Ten percent of elementary school students are English Language Learners (ELLs). They are the most rapidly growing group in U.S. elementary schools. How can grantmakers implement successful strategies to promote the success of these young people? Grantmakers for Education (GFE) released a funder's guide to help address this issue, "Investing in Our Next Generation: A Funder's Guide to Addressing the Educational Opportunities and Challenges Facing English Language Learners."

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How to fix our schools: A manifesto by Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee and other education leaders

The Washington Post
By: Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee, et al.

October 10, 2010

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The $500 million Question

Can charter management organizations deliver quality education at scale?
By Kevin Hall and Robin Lake

Charter school management organizations (CMOs) have emerged as a popular means for bringing charter schooling to scale. Advocates credit CMOs with delivering a coherent model of charter schooling to a growing number of children across numerous sites. Skeptics have wondered whether CMOs constitute an effective management approach, whether they won't merely re-create the pathologies of school districts as they grow in size and scale, and whether they are well-suited to make use of new technological tools.



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Five secrets of Shanghai schools

Why does Shanghai have one of the world's best school systems? Hard work, sure, but some of the reasons may surprise you. Learn how this Chinese metropolis cracked the code on raising academic achievers and how this can help your child at home.



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Maryland State Health Improvement Plan

Maryland's Health Improvement Plan 2011-2014 will provide a framework to support improvements in the health of Marylanders and their communities. It will set forth measurable objectives and targets in key areas of health, with a special focus on health equity.



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Frederick County Community Health Data

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute published the first annual County Health Ranking Report in 2010.
The Report gives communities a snapshot of how healthy their residents are so they can see where they are doing well, where they need to improve, and then act together to remove barriers to good health.



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Información crítica que debe saber sobre La Reforma de Salud

Después de que pasó la legislación de reforma de salud, los estadounidenses se preguntan cómo les afectarán todos estos nuevos cambios. Para responder a algunas de las preguntas más urgentes, el NCLR creó un documento donde se presentan los puntos más significativos de la reforma. Entérese de cómo la reforma de salud le afectará a usted y a su familia.



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The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book

For 21 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has published an annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, compiling the best data available on children and families in our nation and ranking every state on the well-being of its kids.



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America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
Let's Move Initiative.

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.



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