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Education Trust, 2021
The recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is infusing America's K12 public schools with unprecedented, desperately needed relief funds to aid in the academic recovery of students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $122 billion allocated to K-12 public schools represents over seven times current annual Title I funding. As a…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, COVID-19, Pandemics
Cherfas, Lina; Duncan, Eric; Chan, Wing Yi – Education Trust, 2021
A growing body of research shows that having access to teachers of color benefits all students--and can be particularly transformative for students of color. Yet, only 20% of teachers in the U.S. are teachers of color. Moreover, the lack of diversity of the teacher workforce relative to the student population is one of the key drivers of inequity…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Recruitment
Elliott, Kayla C.; Haynes, Lawrence; Jones, Tiffany – Education Trust, 2021
College students, staff, and faculty all across the country are demanding greater racial and socioeconomic justice in higher education, where longstanding inequities create barriers for students who are Black, Latino, or from low-income backgrounds to earn a postsecondary degree. In response, policymakers and higher education leaders have made…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, State Policy, Higher Education
Education Trust, 2021
For more than 15 months, students, families, and educators across the country have been adjusting to new ways of teaching and learning while navigating a deadly virus, an economic downturn, and social distancing. But the most challenging effects of these crises were borne by communities that were already underserved and under resourced, including…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Federal Legislation, COVID-19, Pandemics
Mustaffa, Jalil B.; Davis, Jonathan C. W. – Education Trust, 2021
Student debt has been a crisis for years, and the pandemic has only exacerbated matters for many borrowers. This is especially true for Black borrowers, who are among those most negatively affected by student loans -- due, in large part, to systemic racism, the inequitable distribution of wealth in this country, a stratified labor market, and…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, African American Students, Debt (Financial), Racial Discrimination
Mehrotra, Sarah; Morgan, Ivy S.; Socol, Allison – Education Trust, 2021
While new teachers bring energy and passion into their classrooms and schools, they can find themselves incredibly challenged as they learn how to plan and implement lessons, collect and use data to inform their instructional practices, build relationships with students and families, manage classroom behavior, and meet the varying academic,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Experienced Teachers, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies
Gillispie, Carrie; Codella, Caitlin; Merchen, Aaron; Davis, Joseph; Cappo, Ashley – Education Trust, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has not only exacerbated existing inequities in child care access for families, but has also decimated the finances of child care providers, many of whom are women of color already economically disadvantaged by systemic racism and sexism. State and local chambers of commerce are uniquely positioned to offer urgently needed…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Child Care, COVID-19, Pandemics
Mehrotra, Sarah; Morgan, Ivy S.; Socol, Allison – Education Trust, 2021
While new teachers bring energy and passion into their classrooms and schools, they can find themselves incredibly challenged as they learn how to plan and implement lessons, collect, and use data to inform their instructional practices, build relationships with students and families, manage classroom behavior, and meet the varying academic,…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Beginning Teachers
Gillispie, Carrie – Education Trust, 2021
Early intervention services are funded through a complex blend of federal, state, and local sources, and are part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). States have to make difficult decisions about how to fund critical IDEA services, including early intervention services, because Congress vastly underfunds IDEA. This often…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities
Education Trust, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has made delivering early intervention services much more challenging and could exacerbate racial inequities in health and education. But we can only fix what we can measure--so it is vital that states collect and report better data. A survey of state coordinators of early intervention services in fall 2020 focused on Black and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Limited English Speaking
Gillispie, Carrie – Education Trust, 2021
Just as schools are working to appropriately address K-12 students' unfinished learning caused by the pandemic, early intervention systems are focusing on addressing the missed opportunities the pandemic created for young children and their families. Young children missing these opportunities for early intervention services are potentially at…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Limited English Speaking
Education Trust, 2021
Every child from birth to age 3 in the U.S. is entitled under IDEA (IDEA Part C) to support in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay -- that is, if they are meeting milestones more slowly than expected, or if they have a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in a delay. Strong support as soon…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Education Trust, 2021
As state leaders continue to help their districts and schools respond to the COVID-19 crisis, they must not forget the lessons learned during the last 18 months. The $125 billion allocated through the American Rescue Plan is an opportunity for state leaders to support districts and schools in meeting students' most immediate academic, social, and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Public Schools
Patrick, Kayla; Socol, Allison; Morgan, Ivy – Education Trust, 2020
In this report, the authors examine the many ways Black and Latino students are locked out of the advanced coursework opportunities that can set them up for success in college and careers. Herein, they paint a picture at both national and state levels of how these students are denied access to meaningful advanced coursework opportunities, from…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Access to Education, Equal Education
Jones, Tiffany; Nichols, Andrew Howard – Education Trust, 2020
In the context of a long history of racial exclusion, policies designed to address racial inequalities continue to face strong opposition. This is especially true in the higher education sector, where there is strong resistance to efforts specifically designed to rectify racial discrimination (e.g., race-based affirmative action). This report…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Equal Education
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