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K–12 Science Education in the United States: A Landscape Study for Improving the Field

May 16, 2023

This report assesses progress toward the vision of science instruction provided a decade ago by the National Research Council with support from the Corporation. In order to elevate the status of science education in the U.S. and to broaden the involvement of underrepresented groups in ongoing reform efforts, a field-level agenda for change is necessary. To that end, the report includes recommendations to inform improvements over the next 10 years in service of making science education a priority for all.

Becoming an Ally: Partnering with Immigrant Families to Promote Student Success

April 25, 2023

This report challenges stakeholders in the American educational system to build effective and equitable family engagement practices for immigrant families. It provides recommendations for school leaders, educators, funders, and policymakers to support a high-quality education for every immigrant child.

Learnings from the Pandemic: Opportunities to Build Better Schools

February 2, 2022

This paper summarizes findings from a meeting and individual interviews with Carnegie Corporation of New York grantees conducted in October 2021. As educators are grappling with how to build better schools in the 2021–2022 school year and how to spend an unprecedented influx of federal funding to help them do so, this paper focuses on the challenges and opportunities that system leaders face and what success might look like over the next few years.

Building Bridges on Immigration

October 21, 2021

In this report, we review Carnegie Corporation of New York's support for alliance building on immigration, the history of this work, and opportunities for the future. We also appeal to philanthropy to invest in alliance building as an essential strategy toward shifting U.S.policy, politics, and culture in the direction of advancing and protecting the rights and opportunities of U.S. immigrants.

American International Relations and Security Programs Focused on China: A Survey of the Field

August 5, 2021

Over the past 25 years, the National Committee on United States-China Relations has written five survey-based reports that provide an overview and analysis of China-related international relations and security issues at American academic centers, think tanks, and NGOs. The latest of these reports, American International Relations and Security Programs Focused on China: A Survey of the Field (2021), is a snapshot of a specific moment in time, capturing the thoughts and attitudes of the respondents — specialists and scholars in the complex field of China studies. Funded and published by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the report identifies major research gaps on the frontiers of the field, including: Emerging Technologies; China's International Economic Engagement; Data Access; Nontraditional Security Studies; and Understanding China's Political Intentions.

Embracing a New Normal: Toward a More Liberatory Approach to Family Engagement

June 28, 2021

This report challenges us to build effective and equitable family engagement practices throughout our educational system and provides recommendations for doing so to the field. We hope this report serves as a call to action for all stakeholders in the education community to prioritize family engagement at all levels, specifically the creation of family-school partnerships built on a framework of trust and respect as an essential component of student and school success.

The Four Freedoms Fund: A Philanthropic Partnership Helps Build A Movement

May 11, 2021

The Four Freedoms Fund is a donor collaborative that has built a nationwide movement for immigration justice and reform. This report provides an overview of the Four Freedoms Fund's history, mission, and recent achievements, with the goal of encouraging more funders to join in the work of growing and sustaining a grassroots-led, nationwide movement for dignity, opportunity, and equal rights.

Family Voices: Building Pathways From Learning to Meaningful Work

April 7, 2021

Family Voices: Building Pathways from Learning to Meaningful Work is a public opinion poll and related report by Gallup and Carnegie Corporation of New York to better understand how well parents think the American education system is preparing young people for life after high school. It offers new insights into the aspirations that parents have for their children, their perspectives on what will best help them achieve those hopes, and the barriers they face. Its findings suggest strategies for policymakers and education leaders to build a cradle-to-career education system that prepares all of our nation's young people for the bright futures they deserve.

Back to Work: Listening to Americans

February 17, 2021

Gallup, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, developed the Back to Work: Listening to Americans survey to understand the issues Americans face today and reveal that even in these deeply divided times, an overwhelming majority of Americans can find common ground on priorities for COVID-19 recovery. 

Transforming the Education Sector into a Learning System: Perspectives from the Field and Recommendations for Action

December 22, 2020

Carnegie Corporation of New York and EducationCounsel address a critical question of how to accelerate a shift from our current educational system to a new learning system. An ambitious vision for what is possible is outlined, along with starting points for making this shift. Executing on these ideas will require comprehensive plans that, among other things, enumerate specific actions, clarify roles, and identify needed resources. 

The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning

November 19, 2020

The Elements: Transforming Teaching through Curriculum-Based Professional Learning is a Challenge Paper from Carnegie Corporation of New York that explores how professional learning anchored in high-quality curriculum materials can allow teachers to experience instruction as their students will, change instructional practices, and lead to better student outcomes.

Voting Rights Under Fire: Philanthropy’s Role in Protecting and Strengthening American Democracy

November 1, 2019

There is a new urgency today for American philanthropies to protect the right to vote for all eligible citizens. The philanthropic community has worked alongside the government to protect these rights for decades, but since a 2013 Supreme Court ruling eliminated key parts of the Voting Rights Act, there has been a dramatic increase across the country in barriers to voting. These new barriers often disproportionately affect low-income voters, rural voters, communities of color, young people, and people with disabilities.American philanthropies now have an opportunity to protect and strengthen U.S. democracy by providing badly needed investments in the country's voting infrastructure, paying attention to these issues beyond election time, and joining with others to support litigation against illegal voting barriers.