RFA worked with PEN to continue their research on the role of Local Education Funds (LEFs) in shifting the education landscape in their communities. It provided public education stakeholders with a deeper understanding about how and with what successes LEFs carry out their missions. It also provided some useful tools and critical perspectives for LEF and PEN leaders to chart the next generation of work.
Locating Local Education Funds: A Conceptual Framework for Describing LEF’s Contribution to Public Education
This report presents the findings of RFA’s intitial literature review of research and other writings and documentation on local education funds as well as other education reform nonprofits working within communities at the local level.…
Crafting a Civic Stage for Public Education Reform: Understanding the Work and Accomplishments of Local Education Funds
This report is based on research focusing on understanding and assessing how Local Education Funds (LEFs)carryout their mission and demonstrate success. It offers a conceptual model for understanding the decisions that LEFs make as they…