Publications

Following is a list of all Education Trust publications arranged from newest to oldest.

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No Accounting for Fairness: Equitable Education Funding

"No Accounting for Fairness" examines funding patterns in Ohio's 14 largest school systems by looking at publicly available school-level expenditure data on teacher salaries, which typically accounts for 80 to 90 percent of elementary school budgets. The analysis found that expenditures on teacher salaries during the 2007-08 year vary dramatically between elementary schools within the same district.

Publication date: 
December 22 2008

Core Problems*

Learn about how out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses in high-poverty and high-minority schools.

Publication date: 
November 20 2008 (All day)

Measures that Matter - Making College and Career Readiness the Mission for America’s High Schools

This report is part of a joint, ongoing effort by Achieve and The Education Trust to provide strategic and technical guidance to states in creating a coherent set of policies designed to get all students college- and career-ready.

Publication date: 
November 19 2008 (All day)

Counting on Graduation*

This report shows how most state accountability systems still exhibit a surprising indifference toward improving the high school graduation rates—and thus, the life chances—of their young people. It provides information about what states are doing (and not doing) to boost graduation rates and provides specific recommendations for improvement.

Publication date: 
October 1 2008 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Texas-Sized Gaps in Teacher Quality Shortchange Poor and Minority Students*

This follow-up study of Texas’s 50 largest school districts finds significant teacher quality and pay gaps throughout the state. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this report no longer is active.)

Publication date: 
February 1 2008 (All day)

Graduation Matters: Improving Accountability for High School Graduation

This report details state-set goals for graduation rates under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, showing how improvement targets are often so low that they undercut the aim of significantly raising graduation rates.

Publication date: 
August 1 2007 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Teacher Salary Gaps Shortchange Poor Children in Texas

These companion reports document funding patterns in the state’s 10 largest school systems, showing how average teacher salaries vary dramatically between schools within the same district. The reports describe gaps in per-teacher spending, and how those gaps stack the deck against the academic success of low-income, Hispanic and African American children. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this report no longer is active.)

Publication date: 
June 1 2007 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Teacher Salary Gaps Shortchange Minority Children in Texas*

These companion reports document funding patterns in the state’s 10 largest school systems, showing how average teacher salaries vary dramatically between schools within the same district. The reports describe gaps in per-teacher spending, and how those gaps stack the deck against the academic success of low-income, Hispanic and African American children. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this work is no longer active.)

Publication date: 
June 1 2007 (All day)

ESEA: Myths versus Realities

Answers to common questions about the No Child Left Behind Act.

Publication date: 
September 1 2006 (All day)

Yes We Can: Telling Truths and Dispelling Myths About Race and Education in America

This report examines the educational practices and policies that have raised academic achievement for low-income and minority students, and offers compelling evidence that children of color excel in school when given the right teaching, right classes and right support.

Publication date: 
September 1 2006 (All day)