Testimony to Select Committee on English Learners on March 26, 2012, by Carrie Hahnel, Director of Research and Policy on Weighted Student Formula
Select Committee on English Learners
“Will the Weighted Student Formula Help English Learners?”
Panel on Accountability and Monitoring
Good afternoon, Chairman, members of the committee. I’m Carrie Hahnel, Director of Policy and Research for The Education Trust—West. We are a nonprofit advocacy group focused on closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income students and students of color. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak on such a critical topic for our state’s students.
Testimony before the Califormia Legislative Black Caucus Informational Hearing on Closing the Achievement Gap: Challenges and Opportunities for African American Students in California Public Schools
Testimony of Linda Murray, Acting Executive Director, The Education Trust--West, to House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on Teacher Quality and Distribution
Chairman Miller, members of the committee: Thank you very much for providing me with the opportunity to talk with you this morning about the importance of strong teaching to our effort to boost student achievement and close achievement gaps.
My name is Linda Murray. Currently, I am serving as executive director of The Education Trust—West in Oakland, Calif. Prior to joining the Trust, I was—for eleven years—superintendent of schools in San Jose, Calif. (and, before that, assistant superintendent in Broward County, Florida).
Testimony on the Reauthorization of NCLB Provided to the California Department of Education on January 2, 2007 by Russlynn Ali, Director of the Education Trust—West
Testimony to the State Board of Education by Russlynn Ali, Executive Director of the Education Trust—West
On behalf of my colleagues at the Education Trust—West, I want to thank Senator Romero for organizing and hosting this informational hearing on the future of California’s Education.
To be sure, there are parts of this dialogue that are difficult with passionate and committed voices on either side of the debate. But keeping focused on the facts, we have to look at what we know to be true in our current climate—both in the nation and in our state.