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Jones, Tiffany; Berger, Katie – Education Trust, 2019
Driven by the widespread acknowledgement that the United States must increase the number of individuals with college degrees to fill workforce needs and secure the nation's position on the global economic stage, national and state leaders have set ambitious goals to increase "degree attainment" rates, or the share of adults with a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Racial Bias, Advocacy
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
Griffin, Ashley – Education Trust, 2018
If there ever was a time for educators to understand the experiences of Latino students, that time is now. Increases in anti-immigration expressions and sentiments and the very real rollback of federal protections have created an unsafe and unsettling environment in this nation and in its schools. One of the greatest resources to help educators…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Cultural Influences
Dysarz, Keith – Education Trust, 2018
Nationally, student performance in math has been flat, and achievement gaps persist. And with a growing economy driven by industries in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, educators are tasked with instilling interest in and preparing students for college studies and careers that will supply these in-demand jobs. Now,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Alignment (Education)
Nichols, Andrew Howard; Schak, J. Oliver – Education Trust, 2018
Understanding the economic and social benefits of more college-educated residents, over 40 states during the past decade have set goals to increase their state's share of adults with college credentials and degrees. In many of these states, achieving these "degree attainment" goals will be directly related to their state's ability to…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Adults
Jones, Tiffany; Berger, Katie – Education Trust, 2018
In this brief, the authors aim to equip policymakers and advocates for higher education opportunity and equity with a framework for analyzing and pushing for "equity-driven" free college policy. The purpose is not to challenge the momentum around free college, but to understand how programs can be designed to advance opportunity and…
Descriptors: College Programs, Equal Education, Access to Education, Paying for College
Dabrowski, Joan; Marshall, Tanji Reed – Education Trust, 2018
For students to thrive and achieve at high levels, they must be interested and emotionally invested in their learning. Why? Because motivation, or the desire that propels one to do something, leads to engagement, where students are being attentive to their tasks, putting forth positive effort, persisting through challenges, and advancing their…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Assignments, Relevance (Education)
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
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