Formal Testimony and Comment

Comments on the U.S. Department of Education's Proposed Program Integrity Rules

Date: 
May 27, 2014 - 5:24pm

Comments of The Education Trust
Docket ID ED-2014-OPE-0039

These are The Education Trust’s comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed program integrity rule.

We appreciate the Department’s efforts to continue to improve the cost and quality of higher education for students and taxpayers. We especially applaud the Department’s willingness to move forward in the face of strong resistance from those interests that would prefer not to have a minimum bar established for quality or affordability.

Letter to the Subcommittee On Labor, Health And Human Services, Education And Related Agencies on FY 2015 appropriations

Date: 
April 4, 2014 - 5:03pm

Read the letter from The Education Trust on which programs should be prioritized in the FY 2015 appropriations bill.

Letter to the Committee On Appropriations in Support of the Teacher Incentive Fund

Date: 
April 3, 2014 - 4:59pm

Read the letter to the Committee On Appropriations in support of the recommended $320 million for the Teacher Incentive Fund for FY 2015.

Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Date: 
December 3, 2013 - 1:54pm

United States House of Representatives
Committee on Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Prepared Testimony of
Michael Dannenberg, Director of Higher Education and Education Finance Policy, The Education Trust

Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Hinojosa, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning on the importance of keeping the Pell Grant program strong for current and future generations of students.

Comments on the Civil Rights Data Collection

Date: 
August 27, 2013 - 11:07am

Read the letter to the Department of Education in support of the mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection with suggestions for how to improve the quality and usability of the data.

Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Date: 
February 7, 2013 - 4:00pm

United States Senate
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

February 7, 2013

Written Testimony of
Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust

 

Chairman Harkin, Senator Alexander, and Members of the Committee, thank you for providing me with the opportunity to share with you some initial observations on the state-proposed, Department-approved No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver plans.

My name is Kati Haycock and I am President of The Education Trust. The Education Trust is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels — pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially low-income students and students of color — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.

Whether the NCLB waivers represent progress on – or backsliding from – a national commitment to closing gaps and raising achievement is a critical question, and I appreciate this opportunity to provide The Education Trust’s thoughts on that issue. Given time constraints, I will focus just on the accountability provisions.

Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Date: 
September 20, 2012 - 11:39am

United States House of Representatives

Committee on Education and the Workforce

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

September 20, 2012

Written Testimony of

José L. Cruz, Vice President, Higher Education Policy and Practice, The Education Trust

 

Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Hinojosa, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you this morning on the importance of data transparency for students, parents, and institutions of higher education.

Testimony to the Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching of the National Education Association

Date: 
March 21, 2011 - 3:49pm

Richard Lemons
Vice President for K-12 Policy and Practice
The Education Trust

Testimony to the Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching of the
National Education Association
February 10, 2010

 

If you will humor me, I thought it useful to anchor my comments within a set of personal experiences dating back some  20 years when I first entered the teaching profession.

Testimony by Ed Trust Vice President José Cruz to U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Date: 
March 10, 2011 - 12:30pm - March 17, 2011 - 12:30pm

Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you on the impact of the for-profit college sector on low-income and minority students.

The Education Trust is a research and advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college.  While many organizations speak up for the adults who, as employees or shareholders, have financial interests in schools and colleges, we at the Ed Trust speak up for those that are most vul