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Report: To Diversify Teacher Pipeline, States Must Focus Recruitment Efforts on After-School and OST Workers
Despite efforts to diversify the teacher workforce, there have been limited strategies to recruit after-school or out-of-school time (OST) program workers, which a new Education Trust report deemed as a “missed opportunity.”
July 26, 2021
How Did Institutions Spend COVID-19 Relief Funding?
Last year, the effects of COVID-19 caused unemployment rates to increase and forced many businesses to shut their doors. For higher education institutions, the transition to virtual learning resulted in revenue loss and created more awareness around existing equity gaps.
April 19, 2021
Report: Outcomes-Based Funding Models Need to be Made More Equitable
More than 30 states have outcomes-based funding models, which allocate money to colleges and universities at least partly based on various metrics for student success. But a new report by The Education Trust – examining outcomes-based funding formulas across the country from 2017 to 2020 – argues that these models perpetuate inequities in the ways they’re currently designed.
April 2, 2021
New Guidelines Aim to Break Down Racial and Gender Disparities in Education for Young Girls of Color
The Education Trust and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a guide recommending initiatives to create safer learning environments for young females of color.
August 26, 2020
Segregation Forever? Research Finds Black, Latinx Students Still Excluded From Selective Public Institutions
As communities and institutions seek solutions to the nation’s racial inequities in the aftermath of protests surrounding George Floyd’s death in police custody, the Education Trust recently cited “continued and systematic exclusion of Black and Latinx students from the most selective public colleges and universities in the country” in an incisive report published on its […]
July 31, 2020
Policy Brief Reveals Inequity in New York’s Diploma Pathways to College
While analyzing New York’s high school education system, a new policy brief found disparities in the diploma pathways to college among low-income and underrepresented groups of students, compared to their White peers.
April 15, 2020
Students Can’t Afford to Work Their Way Through College, Report Finds
The idea that a college student can work their way through school at minimum wage is a myth, according to a new report from The Education Trust, a college access advocacy organization.
December 17, 2019
Bipartisan Act That Would Restore Pell Grant Eligibility to Students Behind Bars Receives Widespread Praise
Following the introduction of the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act, which would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students who are behind bars if approved, Prison Fellowship, The Education Trust and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) have released statements commending the proposed legislation. “The REAL Act won’t change the day on which someone is […]
April 9, 2019
State of the Union Address Omitted Key Concerns in Education, Experts Note
President Donald J. Trump delivered his first State of the Union address since taking office, calling the current era “our new American moment.” But he missed an opportunity for substantive conversation on the growing concerns around education in the country, some in higher education observed.
January 31, 2018
Higher Ed Advocates Urge Democrats to Beef Up Pell Grants
When Congress moves to reauthorize the Higher Education Act—something it should have done years ago—it should include bigger Pell Grants that reflect today’s cost of college, several panelists testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
March 2, 2016
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