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

Publications

Publications

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

CALIFORNIA’S NEW EDUCATION FUNDING FORMULA: What is it? Who benefits? What does it mean for students? How can I get involved?

In July 2013, California dramatically reformed the way we fund our schools. The new law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), replaces an outdated and unfair education funding system. In this guide, we provide parents and community leaders with the information they need to ensure that LCFF is not just about local control and flexibility, but also—and most importantly—about educational justice.

To access this community guide and additional information about LCFF in multiple languages, go to the FairShare4Kids.org website. You will also find:

Publication date: 
December 3 2013

“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

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

With Governor Brown’s announcement of an unprecedented $1.25 billion dollars to accelerate Common Core implementation, the Education Trust—West releases a new brief, The One Billion Dollar Question: How Can Districts and Schools Equitably Implement the Common Core? The brief is designed to be an easy-to-use primer for district, charter, county, and community leaders to assess local Common Core implementation efforts based on best practices nationally and in California.

Publication date: 
August 5 2013

Local Control Funding Formula

"Local Control Funding Formula"

By Melissa San Miguel, External Relations Associate, The Education Trust-West 

Presented: 
July 30 2013

The Future of Science Education in California: The Promise of the Next Generation of Science Standards for Students and Communities

Later this year, California policymakers will decide whether to adopt a new set of science standards, called the Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS. The NGSS not only reflect the major advances in science of the last two decades, they also focus strongly on teaching students the practices that scientists and engineers use to apply the knowledge of science to solving real-world problems. The standards promise to deepen students’ conceptual understanding, critical thinking, and communication skills. The resulting rigorous science education will allow every student to graduate from high school better prepared to successfully negotiate the rigors of college and 21st century careers. The promise of the NGSS will only be realized if California’s leaders make the decision to adopt them. We urge you to express your support. For more about these standards and how you can be involved, please see our latest report, The Future of Science Education in California: The Promise of the Next Generation Science Standards for Students and Communities, which we have produced in collaboration with our partners: The California STEM Learning Network and Children Now.

Publication date: 
June 7 2013

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

"Learning from District Success: Promising Practices from Education Trust-West's District Report Cards"

By Jeannette LaFors, Director of Equity Initiatives, The Education Trust-West;
Lindsey Stuart, Data and Policy Analyst, The Education Trust-West 

Webinar
April 11, 2013

Presented: 
April 11 2013

Cost of Opportunity

The Cost of Opportunity:
Access to College Financial Aid in California
By Orville Jackson
Webinar
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
 

 

Presented: 
March 26 2013

Expanding Access, Creating Options: How Linked Learning Pathways Can Mitigate Barriers to College and Career Access in Schools and Districts

As the Linked Learning high school reform initiative expands across California, the results of a two-year study by the Education Trust–West identifies promising practices in Linked Learning schools and districts. However, the study also notes variation in districtwide implementation of these best practices. The results of the study can be found in the new report released today titled, Expanding Access, Creating Options: How Linked Learning Pathways Can Mitigate Barriers to College and Career Access in Schools and Districts.

Publication date: 
March 21 2013