Publications

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

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Teaching Inequality: How Poor and Minority Students Are Shortchanged on Teacher Quality

This report provides new information on the impact of teacher quality on student achievement and offers specific steps states should take to remedy the persistent practice of denying the best teachers to the children who need them the most.

Publication date: 
June 1 2006 (All day)

Primary Progress, Secondary Challenge

This report examines state assessment results in reading and math between 2003 and 2005 and finds that progress in raising achievement and closing gaps continues to be strongest in the elementary grades.

Publication date: 
March 1 2006 (All day)

The Funding Gap

This 2006 report documents the fact that poorer states receive less in education funding, while poorer districts within states receive lower funding, and that poorer schools within districts are under-funded.

1/7/09 – We recently discovered some data errors in the 2008 edition of The Funding Gap and are working to correct them and then repost the report as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the 2006 edition is our most up-to-date and comprehensive report on state funding gaps. Please check back soon for the updated 2008 report. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Publication date: 
January 1 2006 (All day)

Engines of Inequality: Diminishing Equity in the Nation’s Premier Public Universities*

This report holds to account most flagship universities for limiting access to minority students.

Publication date: 
January 1 2006 (All day)

The Funding Gap Report 2005

The 2005 Funding Gap report documents the fact that, in most states, school districts attended by poor and minority children receive far less money than the districts that serve White and more affluent children.

Publication date: 
December 1 2005 (All day)

Winter Parent and Community Newsletter

This parent/community newsletter keeps parents informed and engaged in the education of their children.

Publication date: 
December 1 2005 (All day)

Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students

This report is the result of a careful, on-the-ground study into the practices of public high schools that serve high concentrations of either low-income or minority children and have a strong track record accelerating learning for students who enter high school below grade level. This study compares and contrasts the practices of these high-impact schools with similar high schools that have only an average impact on student performance.

Publication date: 
November 1 2005 (All day)

The Power to Change: High Schools that Help All Students Achieve

This report chronicles the stories of three very different high schools that are getting strong results for minority students and students from low-income families. The report demonstrates clearly that some high schools are succeeding, even under challenging circumstances.

Publication date: 
November 1 2005 (All day)

Summer Parent and Community Newsletter

This parent/community newsletter keeps parents informed and engaged in the education of their children.

Publication date: 
June 1 2005 (All day)

Stalled in Secondary

This report provides readers with data that shows three years after the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act, student achievement in secondary schools is lagging, and too few states are narrowing achievement gaps.

Publication date: 
January 5 2005 (All day)