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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Events Capitol Welcome Reception for Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of Ed Trust-west

Join state policymakers, organization leaders, and legislative or administrative staff at a Sacramento reception.

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The Education Trust—West Issues Response to Governor Brown’s January Budget Proposal

OAKLAND, CA (January 09, 2015) – Ryan Smith, on behalf of The Education Trust—West, issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s January budget proposal:

“We applaud Governor Brown for investing another $4 billion in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The enactment of the LCFF represented a turning point and full funding of the formula is the next step for ensuring equity...


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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