Press Releases and Statements

Higher education leaders from across the U.S. commit to boost college access and success for low-income, minority students

WASHINGTON (December 3, 2009)—Data released today from the Access to Success (A2S) Initiative show alarming, but reversible, national trends: Far too few low-income and minority students are enrolling in college, and even fewer make it all the way to commencement.

Kati Haycock, president of The Education Trust, on the Common Core Standards initiative

WASHINGTON (September 21, 2009)--The Common Core Standards Initiative has set the right goal: Get to consistent, high standards that prepare all students, regardless of their zip code, for education beyond high school.

“College ready” and “career ready” are synonymous. That means that the kind of rigorous, college-prep curriculum that was traditionally reserved for a select few is now a basic requirement for everyone.

Statement from The Education Trust on the 2009 NAEP Mathematics results

WASHINGTON (October 14, 2009) – Most student groups and the nation as a whole showed modest gains at the eighth-grade level on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. Some states improved significantly in both fourth and eighth grades.

New reports challenge states to commit to bold teacher effectiveness reforms in “Race to the Top” applications

WASHINGTON (November 9, 2009) – The Education Trust and The New Teacher Project (TNTP) today released two reports  challenging states to focus on bold reforms to increase teacher effectiveness in their applications for federal “Race to the Top” funding.

Fighting for Quality and Equality, Too, by The Education Trust, and How Bold is “Bold”?, by TNTP, outline strategies for ending ed

Kati Haycock, president of The Education Trust, on the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund regulations

WASHINGTON (November 9, 2009) – The State Fiscal Stabilization Fund—part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (AARA)—provided an unprecedented $48.6 billion to states.

The Education Trust honors four schools with Dispelling the Myth Awards

Public schools from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and New York are proving that low-income and minority students achieve at high levels when taught at high levels

Education Trust Report: Good Teaching Matters...A LOT

(Washington, DC) A report released today by The Education Trust marshals findings from several recent large-scale studies of student achievement to argue that policy makers hoping to boost student achievement must attend, first and foremost, to issues of teacher quality - the quality of teacher preparation, recruitment, licensure, hiring, assignment and ongoing professional development.

Education Trust Releases Bi-Annual State and National Data Book on Educational Quality and Equity in the U.S. -- Key to Closing the Achievement Gap Lies in Common Sense Solutions and the Will to Make it Happen

(Washington, D.C) In releasing Education Watch: The Education Trust 1998 State and National Data Book, Kati Haycock, Director of The Education Trust, called for  immediate and bold action to close the achievement gap and to raise overall student achievement.

NAEP Reading Results for the Nation Show that Achievement Gap Persists

NAEP Reading Results Show Achievement Gap Persists: Hispanic-White Gap Grows for 4th Graders, 1992-98

NAEP Reading Results for the States: Picture for Children of Color Has Dimmed

NAEP Reading Results for the States: Picture for Children of Color has Dimmed

(Washington, D.C.) The achievement gap between African American and White students grew in 16 states between 1992 and 1998. The gap between Hispanic and White students grew in 9 states over the same period of time. This according to the state-by-state reading scores of 4th graders on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released today by the U.S. Department of Education.

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