Staff Resources

NPEA has compiled a number of resources for education access professionals. Please click on the links below to view available topic-specific resources, and let us know if you have resource recommendations and/or suggestions you have found particularly helpful in your work.


Evidence for What Works in Education (Institute of Education Sciences)



Board Roles and Responsibilities (National Council of Nonprofits)

12 Ways to Liven Up Your Board Meetings–and your Board (Gail Perry Fired Up Fundraising)

Increasing Civic Reach (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

How to Improve School Leadership (The Wallace Foundation)



College Advising for Undocumented Students (Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling)

Examples of New Affordability Initiatives at Private, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities: Academic Year 2013-2014 (National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities)

The College Completion Agenda (CollegeBoard Advocacy & Policy Center)

New Evidence on Integrated Career Pathways (Urban Institute)

States Leading on Alignment K-12 and Higher Education (Higher Education for Higher Standards)

How High Schools and Colleges Can Team Up To Use Data and Increase Student Success (Annenburg Institute for School Reform)



Multicultural and Social Justice Books for Children, Young Adults, and Educators (Social Justice Books)

Special Reports and Best Practices in Early Education (Hechinger Report)

Early Beginnings: Early Literacy Knowledge and Instruction (National Institute for Literacy)

Boosting Attendance in Preschool Can Start With a Knock on the Door (NPR Ed)



Evaluation Toolkit for College Access Programs (The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network)

Making Every Diploma Count: Using Extended-Year Graduation Rates to Measure Student Success (American Youth Policy Forum)

Using Data to Drive Change: A Guide for College Access and Success Stakeholders (OMG Center for Collaborative Learning)

Big Data Analysis in Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls (Educause)



Measurement Tools for Evaluating Out-of-School Time Programs: An Evaluation Resource (Harvard Family Research Project)

What Every Board Member Needs to Know About Fundraising (Gail Perry Fired Up Fundraising)

Fundraising Ideas and Resources (National Council of Nonprofits) 

Philanthropy and Funding Ideas (Stanford Social Innovation Review)  

The Fundraising Authority

Fundraising Tips for Schools and Classrooms (Accredited Schools)



Commongood Careers – nonprofit executive search firm supporting the hiring needs of the nation’s leading nonprofits and social innovators


Why Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Matter for Nonprofits (National Council of Nonprofits)

Diverse Hiring (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

Building Support for Faculty Women of Color in STEM (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

4 Ways to Manage Deadlines on Cross-Cultural Teams (Harvard Business Review)



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Collective Impact (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Publications and Initiatives to Support Communities and Critical Institutions Serving 21st-Century Students (Institute for Higher Education Policy)

How to Navigate Private-Public Partnerships in Higher Education (Real Clear Education)

Three Lessons in Developing a Systemic Approach to Family Engagement (Harvard Family Research Project)



Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice (National Education Policy Center)

Teacher Prep (National Council on Teacher Quality)

Coverage and Updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Real Clear Education)



After-School Programs for High School Students: An Evaluation of After School Matters (The Wallace Foundation)

Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning (Rand Education, The Wallace Foundation)

Afterschool Alliance Research Resources

Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems (The Wallace Foundation)



Equity In Education: Key Questions to Consider (Education Commission of the States)

Primary & Secondary Industry Consulting Expertise (Bain & Company)



Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color (CLASP Policy Brief)

How Schools Can Support Rapidly Growing Number of Homeless Students (District Administration)

Engaging in Meaningful Conversation Socioeconomic Status and Class Identity (NAIS)

College Guide for Low-Income Students (Accredited Schools)

Reports on Inequality and Innovation for Immigrant Students (Hechinger Report)