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José Luis Santos to Serve as Ed Trust’s Vice President for Higher Education Policy and Practice

Jose Luis

WASHINGTON (August 7, 2014) — The Education Trust is pleased to welcome Dr. José Luis Santos as its Vice President for Higher Education Policy and Practice.

Starting with his work as founding executive director of the Latina/o Policy Research Initiative at the University of Arizona, José Luis has a long track record of research, teaching, and advocacy around issues affecting students of color and low-income students in higher education.

Statement From The Education Trust on the Department of Education’s Teacher Equity Strategy

WASHINGTON (July 7, 2014) — Deborah Veney Robinson, vice president for government affairs and communications at The Education Trust, issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s teacher equity strategy.

NYT Editorial Board Supports 'Tying Federal Aid to College Ratings,' Touts Ed Trust's 'Tough Love'

"College and university leaders have been up in arms since President Obama announced last year that the administration would soon deploy a rating system that evaluates schools based on factors like affordability, graduation rates, student earnings and how well institutions serve low-income students. Mr. Obama wants Congress to use the ratings to help guide the allocation of federal student loans and grants."

Read the article here.

Ed Trust Calls for Linking Student Aid and Tax Benefits to College Access, Success, and Student Loan Repayment Rates

WASHINGTON (June 18, 2014) — More than 600,000 undergraduates attend four-year “college dropout factories” with six-year graduation rates below 15 percent and “diploma mills” where nearly 3 out of 10 students who leave with debt are unable to repay their student loans, according to a new report released by The Education Trust. Approximately $15 billion is distributed annually to some 300 institutions that do not serve students well. These four-year schools are among the bottom 5 percent nationally in enrolling low-income students, graduating the students they serve, or graduating students with manageable debt and degrees that can support that investment without default.

The report, Tough Love: Bottom-Line Quality Standards for Colleges, lays out a comprehensive plan for the federal government to leverage existing resources, in the form of student aid and tax benefits, to protect students and taxpayer dollars from going to chronically underperforming schools. The plan also encourages elite colleges to open their gates to many more talented working class and low-income students.

Ed Trust 2014 National Conference

Improving the American educational system is hard work. Whether you are a teacher wrestling with implementation of Common Core standards, a principal struggling through the initial stages of school turnaround, or an advocate working to keep the legislators in your state from abandoning these new, higher standards, the work is tough. Join us this year in Baltimore, Nov. 13-14, to reinvigorate your spirit and prepare for the work ahead.

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