relentless advocates of educational justice for students across New York State — particularly those of color or living in poverty




Equity Alert: The State of Early Literacy in New York


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We seek to promote equity-focused education policies and implement systemic change by:

Working alongside a diverse group of partners, including families, civil rights groups, organizations representing children with disabilities, faith and business leaders, education reform organizations, and others to create lasting change.

Delivering hard-hitting data analyses that shed light on the urgent challenges facing our public schools.

Presenting opportunities and solutions for state policymakers to advance equity and educational justice.

Driving public demand for policies and programs that raise academic achievement and close opportunity gaps.

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Four Ways Parents & Caregivers  Can Support Their Young Reader

Four Ways Parents & Caregivers Can Support Their Young Reader

When caregivers know how to support their child’s reading, there is enormous potential. Yet too often, parents do not have access to the best tools and resources to support reading development, leaving them feeling unprepared to support their little learner’s needs. Here are some resources to help.

Literacy: the key to empowerment

Literacy: the key to empowerment

Frederick Douglass believed that education was the key to empowering Black people and helping them achieve true freedom and equality. In 2023, literacy in America is still important for many of the same reasons it was important to Douglass.

Congrats to our 2023-24 Equity Partnership Program grantees!

Congrats to our 2023-24 Equity Partnership Program grantees!

Each year, through our Equity Partnership Program, we provide technical assistance and grants to support advocacy capacity to community-based and parent-serving organizations. This year, we made changes to the program to deepen our impact on several key issues and are thrilled to announce eight organizations that will be taking on critical equity work that advances our policy priorities.