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Morgan, Ivy; Amerikaner, Ary – Education Trust, 2018
This report examines how state and local school funding decisions can either advance or hinder equity, focusing on the relationship between funding and the demographics of the students who districts served as of 2015 and looking at how the revenues of districts that serve higher percentages of students living in poverty or students of color…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, State Aid, Financial Support
Metz, Rachel; Socol, Allison Rose – Education Trust, 2017
Of the many inequities in the education system, gaps in access to strong teaching have proven to be among the most stubborn. That is not to say that there are not excellent teachers in high-poverty schools. Research shows an indisputable and wide-spread pattern in schools and districts across the country: Low-income children and children of color…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Minority Group Students
Education Trust, 2017
Of the many inequities in the education system, gaps in access to strong teaching have proven to be among the most stubborn. That is not to say that there are not excellent teachers in high-poverty schools. Research shows an indisputable and wide-spread pattern in schools and districts across the country: Low-income children and children of color…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Minority Group Students
Nichols, Andrew H. – Education Trust, 2017
This report looks at graduation rates for Latino students and the completion or graduation rate gap between Latino and White students at four-year colleges and universities across the country. Data come from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The bulk of this analysis focuses on 613 public and nonprofit private nonspecialized…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Ushomirsky, Natasha; Smith, Andy; Bommelje, Samantha – Education Trust, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers state leaders the opportunity to refocus their education systems on improving opportunity and outcomes for young people who have been underserved for far too long. The law includes a number of important requirements to focus on equity in school accountability, but it also leaves many key decisions up to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Bromberg, Marni – Education Trust, 2016
The purpose of this guide is to help district leaders take on the challenge of ensuring that students have equitable access to excellent teachers. It shares some early lessons the Education Trust has learned from districts about the levers available to prioritize low-income students and students of color in teacher quality initiatives. The guide…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Experienced Teachers, Access to Education, Guides
Bromberg, Marni; Theokas, Christina – Education Trust, 2016
Graduation rates have reached an all-time high and postsecondary enrollment rates are steadily rising in this country. However, thousands of those new college students are testing into remedial reading, writing, or math courses because they don't have the foundation to perform at the levels demanded in college classes. Employers, too, report that…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Academic Records, College Preparation, Secondary School Curriculum
Dabrowski, Joan – Education Trust, 2016
This follow-up report provides a revised Literacy Assignment Analysis Framework that incorporates discussion and teacher scaffolding. This new framework serves as a guidepost for studying sets of assignments across multiple days or weeks within a single classroom, school, or district. A closer look at more assignments from real classrooms provides…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Assignments, Writing Assignments, Literacy
Nichols, Andrew Howard; Eberle-Sudré, Kimberlee; Welch, Meredith – Education Trust, 2016
"Rising Tide II: Do Black Students Benefit as Grad Rates Increase?" looks at a decade of graduation rates for African American students at four-year, public institutions that improved student success during the past decade. It shows that while a majority (almost 70 percent) of institutions we examined improved graduation rates for black…
Descriptors: African American Students, Graduation Rate, College Students, Racial Differences
Santos, Jose Luis; Haycock, Kati – Education Trust, 2016
In response to mounting concerns about the cost of college, lawmakers have proposed major new partnerships between the federal government and states to tackle college affordability. The Education Trust maintains that any new federal-state proposal aimed at making college more affordable must also simultaneously address completion problems by…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Federal State Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Education Trust, 2016
All across the country, leaders in colleges and universities are asking the same question: What can we do to improve student success, especially for the low-income students and students of color whose graduation rates often lag behind? This second practice guide: "Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes: Learning from Leading Colleges"…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Information Utilization, Student Improvement, Outcomes of Education
Ushomirsky, Natasha; Williams, David – Education Trust, 2015
Although money isn't the only thing that matters for student success--districts with similar funding levels and similar demographics can produce vastly different results for their students--inequities in funding are foundational to all sorts of other inequities in the nation's school system. A district with more resources, for example, can pay…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Educational Finance, Income, Poverty
Metz, Rachel – Education Trust, 2015
Every community has strong teachers who help their students learn to high levels. But far too often low-income students and students of color are short-changed when it comes to teacher quality. Federal law requires states to end these disparities. But states, recognizing that most hiring, compensation, and promotional decisions, not to mention…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, State Action, Statewide Planning
Santelises, Sonja Brookins; Dabrowski, Joan – Education Trust, 2015
Prepared for school district and education leaders, "Checking In" is the first in the "Equity in Motion" series, which scrutinizes how issues of equity are translating into the daily activities of schools and educators. Nearly every state has adopted new, more rigorous standards for college and career readiness over the past…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Assignments, Writing Assignments, Literacy
Eberle-Sudre, Kimberlee; Welch, Meredith; Nichols, Andrew Howard – Education Trust, 2015
The population of students of color has grown threefold, and there are more than 40 cultural and social student affinity groups. More impressive, the graduation rate for African American, Latino, and Native students has increased by 13 percentage points in the last decade. In this brief, the authors dig into a decade's worth of data on four-year…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Achievement Gains, School Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment
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