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

Publications

Publications

LCAP Evaluation Checklist

This month, districts across California are holding public hearings on their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and will adopt final budget plans by the end of June. During this exciting time, stakeholders have the opportunity to review and comment on these plans. To help support that process, The Education Trust—West (ETW) has developed a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Evaluation Checklist.

Publication date: 
June 6 2014

Beyond Satisfactory: Redefining Teacher Evaluation and Support to Improve Teaching and Learning

Beyond Satisfactory: Redefining Teacher Evaluation and Support to Improve Teaching and Learning


June 4, 2014 

Jeannette LaFors, Director of Equity Initiatives, The Education Trust—West
Patrick Lee, Project Consultant
Jonathan Stewart, Teacher Development Director, Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools
Carol Littlefield-Halfman, TAP Executive Master Teacher, Lucia Mar Unified School District
Harris Luu, V.P. of Educator Effectiveness, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Presented: 
June 4 2014

Beyond Satisfactory: Redefining Teacher Support and Evaluation to Improve Teaching and Learning

The Education Trust—West releases initial findings from a two-year study examining innovative teacher evaluation systems in a new report titled, Beyond Satisfactory: Redefining Teacher Support and Evaluation to Improve Teaching and Learning. The report reveals that teachers and administrators generally experience the evaluation process as an objective and constructive opportunity to reflect on and improve their instruction in order to best serve all students.
Publication date: 
May 22 2014

Authentic Family and Community Engagement For Common Core Student Success

The Education Trust-West’s “Bringing Equity to the Common Core” Webinar Series
Authentic Family and Community Engagement For Common Core Student Success


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 

Amber Banks. Practice Associate, The Education Trust-West 
Patrice Guillory, External Relations Associate, The Education Trust-West  

Presented: 
May 7 2014

Learning from District Success:Promising Practices from The Education Trust–West’s District Report Cards

Learning from District Success:
Promising Practices from The Education Trust–West’s District Report Cards

 

April 30, 2014

Dr. Jeannette LaFors, Director of Equity Initiatives, The Education Trust-West
Leni Wolf, Data & Policy Analyst, The Education Trust-West  

To watch a video recording of the webinar, click here

 

Presented: 
April 30 2014

Doorways to College Aid: Boosting Access to Financial Aid in California

Every year, half a million 12th graders pass through the halls of California’s high schools on their way to college and a career. For many, including many who excel academically, the path to college is blocked by a daunting price tag and limited family means. Fortunately, many more students are seeking out the federal and state financial aid that can reduce those barriers as they pursue their college aspirations. College financial aid application rates rose to 61 percent for FAFSA (from 54 percent) and 58 percent for Cal Grants (from 50 percent) for the 12th grade class of 2013.

Publication date: 
February 25 2014

The Education Trust-West 2014 Policy Agenda

2014 Policy Agenda: Tectonic Shifts in California’s Education Landscape

The past several years have jolted California’s education system like never before. Seismic shifts in school finance, standards, curriculum, and instruction sent shockwaves through our state’s education policy landscape. Long-familiar landmarks in school finance, accountability, and assessment were replaced by a host of new initiatives, including the Local Control Funding Formula, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Publication date: 
February 14 2014

Bridging the Technology Divide: Equitable Access to Robust Infrastructure and Digital Content for All

The Education Trust-West’s “Bringing Equity to the Common Core” Webinar Series
Bridging the Technology Divide: Equitable Access to Robust Infrastructure and Digital Content for All

January 30, 2014


Jeannette LaFors, Director of Equity Initiatives, The Education Trust-West
Amber Banks, Practice Associate, The Education Trust-West
Orville Jackson, Senior Research Analyst, The Education Trust-West 

To watch a recording of the Webinar, click here

Presented: 
January 30 2014

“Bringing Equity to the Common Core” Webinar Series: The One Billion Dollar Question: How Can Schools and Districts Equitably Implement the Common Core

“Bringing Equity to the Common Core” Webinar Series:

The One Billion Dollar Question: How Can Schools and Districts Equitably Implement
the Common Core?

By Dr. Jeannette LaFors, Director of Equity Initiatives
Amber Banks, Practice Associate  

 

Presented: 
November 5 2013

The State of Educational Opportunity in California: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

"The State of Educational Opportunity in California: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington"

By Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director, The Education Trust-West

Presented: 
August 28 2013