relentless advocates of educational justice for students across New York State — particularly those of color or living in poverty
Equity Alert: The New York Campaign for Early Literacy
How We Work
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
An analysis of final enrollment data of NYS public schools for school year 2022-2023 finds that while enrollment is still trending down and public schools have had large enrollment losses, these declines are slowing down from their pandemic highs
The Governor’s proposal will help to ensure that districts across the state are providing evidence-based literacy instruction to all students, while also helping provide educators with the training and resources to implement these changes in the classroom.
The Education Trust–New York is particularly concerned by student performance in 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA) and 8th grade math, two critical indicators of future student success. For example, less than 40% of Black and Latino students scored proficient on the 3rd grade ELA and 8th grade math assessments.