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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 Efforts to move away from outdated practices are often met with nostalgic resistance: “It worked for me!”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

Amplifying Positive Frames

As we advocate for healthy adolescent development, how can we balance the way we talk about risks and opportunities in youth?

Toolkit

Afterschool STEM Hub

Here, advocates for high-quality after school learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will discover the most effective ways to make the case for expanding and supporting...

Report

Crossing the Boundaries: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Bridging STEM Learning Environments

This report explores public thinking about where kids learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and how to connect and integrate learning that happens in different settings.

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When More Means Less: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings fo Dual Language Learners

This report represents the first stage of research; its purpose is to establish the conceptual goals for efforts to build public understanding of dual language learning and to identify the...

Frame Testing Recommendations

Reframing School Discipline: A Strategic Communications Playbook

This strategic messaging playbook offers guidance. It outlines 12 evidence-based framing strategies that communicators in the education, justice, and civil rights sectors can use to challenge...

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Framing Strategies to Build Understanding of Improvement Science

This brief lays out an evidence-based approach to communicating about the science of improvement in the education sector.

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Early Means Early: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert, Stakeholder, and Public Understandings of Early Childhood Development in South Africa

This report compares views of early childhood development between experts in the field and members of the public in South Africa.

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Reframing Early Childhood Development and Learning in Alamance County

How can we build support for early childhood development in Southern, conservative communities? We conducted research in Alamance County, NC, to find out.

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The Power of Explanation: Reframing STEM and Informal Learning

Expanding STEM education should be a no-brainer - but Americans assume it's not for everyone. Explanation can help us talk about STEM in ways that resonate.

Toolkit

Telling Stories Out of School: Reframing the Education Conversation through a Core Story Approach

This toolkit is designed to help leading voices in the education sector to build support and cultivate demand for an excellent public school system by building public understanding of issues such...

Toolkit

Explaining Common Core to Californians

This toolkit features a collection of framing research, recommendations, and sample communications designed to help leading voices in California’s education sector increase public understanding...

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“Just Do It” Communicating Implementation Science and Practice

How can we talk about evidence-based decisionmaking and implementation science in ways that build support for robust, intentional implementation efforts?