Ed Trust–NY and InsideSchools release new data tools designed to help parents learn more about New York City schools

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Press Release

NEW YORK – As New York City parents begin the middle and high school selection process, The Education Trust–New York partnered with InsideSchools to release new data tools that will equip families with vital information to help guide their decisions.

Updating the school profiles already published at InsideSchools.org, parents and other users can now explore new analyses focused on college and career readiness.

Among the new data:

  • Enrollment in advanced courses that prepare students for college, careers, and civic readiness broken down by race and socioeconomic status;
  • College persistence and completion rates for students who qualify for New York’s Tuition Assistance Program;
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion rates.

“High-quality data empowers parents and we know these new resources will equip New York City families with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their child’s education,” said Dia Bryant, executive director of The Education Trust–New York. “Selecting a school for their child is one of the single most important decisions for parents and we are committed to ensuring that all parents have equitable access to tools that will help guide them in that process.”

“An uninformed choice is no choice at all,” said Tom Liam Lynch, editor in chief of InsideSchools. “When it comes to choosing the best schools for their children’s needs, New York City families deserve to be informed as honestly and expansively as possible. With Ed TrustNY and the Heckscher Foundation, InsideSchools is proud to help provide new information about New York City high schools for families at a critical juncture. Families all over the city will use these data to make better choices about students’ high school experiences, and doing so will open up prospects and pathways that would not have existed otherwise.”

This project is made possible thanks in part to the generous support of the Heckscher Foundation for Children.

“Underserved students and their families have a fundamental civil right to make informed decisions about school choices, and we’re committed to funding tools that help them do that,” said Peter Sloane, chairman and CEO of the Heckscher Foundation for Children.