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Students Speak: A 2024 Snapshot of Youth Well-Being in the District of Columbia

Kristen Carroll | Libby Schwaner | Ebony Lambert | Priyanka Patel | Melissa Steel King

Finding a Way Forward: An Analysis of Federal Policy and Learner Pathways

Lynne Graziano | Nick Lee

Dollars and Degrees: A Bellwether Series on Higher Education Finance Equity

Sharmila Mann | Linea Harding | Matthew Richmond | Carrie Hahnel | Nick Lee

Strengthening State Higher Education Funding: Lessons Learned From K-12

Matthew Richmond | Carrie Hahnel | Linea Harding | Nick Lee

Blog

Splitting the Bill: A Q&A on School Facilities Funding with Public Policy Institute of California’s Dr. Julien Lafortune

Bonnie O'Keefe

Hidden Costs of a Variable Base: Lessons and Cautionary Tales in State School Funding Policy

Linea Harding

Testing the Waters: A Q&A Featuring Dr. Shaunté Duggins at the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning

Michelle Croft

What Michigan’s New Concentrated Poverty Funding Can Teach Other States

Biko McMillan | Bonnie O’Keefe

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Assembly Grant Program

Education Board Partners Will Join Bellwether

Bellwether

Bellwether Announces the First “Filling the Gap” Cohort to Help Families Access Supplemental Education Opportunities

Bellwether

Bellwether launches Beta by Bellwether, a multi-issue, multi-year endeavor, to tackle systemic inequities in U.S. education

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On the Same Page: A Primer on the Science of Reading and Its Future for Policymakers, School Leaders, and Advocates

Kelly Robson Foster | Tanvi Kodali | Bonnie O’Keefe | Andrew J. Rotherham | Andy Jacob

Changes and Challenges: How Stakeholders Can Support Chicago Public School Students in a Shifting Governance Landscape

Lynne Graziano | Michelle Croft | Nick Lee | Julia deBettencourt | Andrew J. Rotherham

Splitting the Bill: A Q&A on School Facilities Funding with Public Policy Institute of California’s Dr. Julien Lafortune

Bonnie O'Keefe

Seven Assembly Grant Program Grantees Will Increase Families’ Access to Flexible, Personalized Learning

Bellwether

Request for Qualifications: Academic Strategist Services

Bellwether

Hidden Costs of a Variable Base: Lessons and Cautionary Tales in State School Funding Policy

Linea Harding

Testing the Waters: A Q&A Featuring Dr. Shaunté Duggins at the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning

Michelle Croft

Testing the Waters: Insights Into Parent Perspectives on Through-Year Assessment Implementation

Michelle Croft | Titilayo Tinubu Ali | Bonnie O'Keefe

Lasting Change: A Policy Playbook for Improving State K-12 Finance Systems

Indira Dammu | Carrie Hahnel

What Michigan’s New Concentrated Poverty Funding Can Teach Other States

Biko McMillan | Bonnie O’Keefe

Declining Enrollment is Leading to School Closures. How Can Districts Limit the Harm to Their Most Vulnerable Students?

Carrie Hahnel | Max Marchitello

Steps Policymakers Should Take to Make School Funding Data More Accessible

Alex Spurrier

Shared Strategies: An Examination of Bellwether’s School Cohort Program

THOMAS GOLD | PAUL BEACH | MELISSA STEEL KING | LEONARD D.T. NEWBY

Scaling Opportunity

MARISA MISSION | BRIAN ROBINSON | PAUL BEACH | NICK LEE | HAROLD HINDS

Education and Housing Advocates Must Work Together to Dismantle the Segregation of Our Schools and Communities

Carrie Hahnel

New National Data Shows COVID’s Impact on School Enrollment and State Finance

Krista Kaput

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