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.
The Latest From Ed Trust-NY
New York faces early literacy crisis: Report calls out systemic barriers and calls for immediate solutions
The report elevates non-evidence-based practices in teaching of reading, and shares recommendations on how state and local leaders can address New York’s poor reading outcomes by anchoring reading and literacy instruction in the science of reading.
Ed Trust–NY relaunches interactive data tool and toolkit to help high schools assist more students in accessing financial aid for college
Statewide, the FAFSA completion rate at the end of February was down 1 percentage point from the same time last year and 4 percentage points since the end of February 2020, before the pandemic forced school closures.
Analysis finds pandemic accelerated declining student enrollment in every region of the state
While New York State schools have been experiencing declining enrollment for much of the past decade, a new analysis found that the pandemic accelerated this trend in every region in the state, driving the largest enrollment loss in the nation between 2019-20 and 2021-22.