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Americans see the value of education for their families—but it’s harder to see it as a public good. FrameWorks’ advice widens the lens.

Education advocates know that it can be hard to change people’s thinking. Efforts to move away from outdated practices are often met with nostalgic resistance: “It worked for me!”

FrameWorks research shows which values, metaphors, and stories can navigate unhelpful assumptions. Over the past decade, hundreds of advocacy organizations have used these framing strategies to help the public and policymakers think differently about the future of learning.

Explore these resources to find frames that:

  • Advance educational equity
  • Counter efforts to privatize public education
  • Build demand for personalized learning
  • Expand out-of-school opportunities
  • Foster STEM learning
  • Boost support for community schools

and more.

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Report

Communicating About Vaccination in the United States: A FrameWorks Strategic Brief

A research partnership between the FrameWorks Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics to understand attitudes and behaviors about vaccination and identify framing strategies that can...

Report

Research Supplement for “Communicating About Vaccination in the United States”

This supplement provides detailed information on the research informing FrameWorks’ strategic brief on reframing vaccination in the United States. We outline the research conducted with...

Report

Education is at a Crossroads

For advocates working in education and related fields, COVID-19 has created an opening to talk about long-standing needs.

Report

Communicating about History: Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging Recommendations

It is easy for messages to get lost in translation when talking about history. There are several barriers to being heard and understood, and a few opportunities to seize.

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Communicating about History: Research Methods and Sample Composition

This supplement provides detailed information on the research that informs FrameWorks’ strategic brief on reframing history and its value in society. We outline the research conducted with...

Toolkit

Changing the Narrative on Public Education

Welcome to Changing the Narrative on Public Education, a communications toolkit designed to help advocates talk more effectively about the current needs and future possibilities of public education.

Report

Making the Case for Equitable and Just Public Education: Core Story of Education Messaging Strategies

The Core Story of Education has been successful in reframing public education, not as something that needs to be dismantled or built anew, but rather as a system with a strong structure and...

Toolkit

Reframing Developmental Relationships

This toolkit is a resource for bringing strategic goals to life in your messaging and communications about developmental relationships.

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Caught between Osmosis and Environments: Mapping the Gap between the Expert and the Public Understandings of the Role of Executive Function

This report maps the gaps between how Americans think and experts talk about the skills and abilities that comprise the concept of executive function.

Frame Testing Recommendations

Framing Student Motivation: Provisional Recommendations for Communicating the Scientific Research Around Motivation

Provisional recommendations for communicating the scientific research around motivation.

Toolkit

Reframing Family, School, and Community Engagement

The resources in this toolkit are designed to collectively build the understanding and support we need to change the narrative around family, school, and community engagement.

Report

The Untranslated Expert Story of Student Motivation

This report summarizes the main themes that emerged from 12 one-hour interviews with researchers who have expertise in student motivation (across the disciplines of neurobiology, social...