The Education Trust-West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-k through college.


BlogEdvocate West Blog

The Edvocate West is a blog by The Education Trust-West. Here you’ll find original analyses, commentary, and “on the ground” stories of our work with students, parents, and educators striving to improve education for all children.


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Stay informed! Find the latest press releases, blog entries, news articles and testimonies from The Education Trust-West.


Events The Education Trust National Conference

Whether you're a teacher wrestling with implementating Common Core standards, a principal struggling through the stages of school turnaround, or an advocate working to keep state legislators from abandoning these new, higher standards, improving the educational system is hard work. Join us this year in Baltimore, Nov. 13-14.

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New Ed Trust–West Report Describes First-Year Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula; Finds Hope and Barriers to Equity Moving Forward

OAKLAND, CA (December 16, 2014) – California’s landmark Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dramatically changed the way the state funds its school districts, directing greater resources to districts serving large numbers of low-income...


Distric Reports OnlineDistrict Report Cards

The California District Report Cards is a unique community-friendly web tool that provides grades and rankings for California’s largest unified districts on four indicators that reveal how well they are serving Latino, African-American, and low-income students.

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The Free Application for Federal Student AidCalifornia Financial Aid Tracker

With only half of California students applying, hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid is potentially going untapped. Our California Financial Aid Tracker allows you to see how well California high schools and districts are doing in getting students to complete applications for college financial aid.

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CCSSCommon Core

The Common Core State Standards and statewide assessments scheduled for 2014-15, The Education Trust-West has created an easy to use checklist to help districts and schools equitably implement the Common Core. Visitors will also find additional resources based on best practices nationally and in California.

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