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Our communications team is our primary point of contact for members of the media. We can connect you with experts and information on a variety of education issues impacting students pre-K through college. All press inquiries should be directed to Communications Director Tiffany Lankes at [email protected]

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Drop in FAFSA completion rates statewide underscores critical need for schools to support students, especially students from low-income backgrounds, in completing financial aid forms

Ed Trust–NY relaunches interactive data tool and toolkit to help high schools better support students and families in the process  NEW YORK – With data indicating that the percentage of high school seniors who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

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Advocates: Power New York’s pandemic recovery with new focus on equity in higher education, commit to ‘attainment goal’ of 60% of New Yorkers holding a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030

Civil rights, student-serving, veteran, and education organizations present blueprint for closing gaps in postsecondary attainment and improving economic competitiveness NEW YORK – As New York State works to recover from the devastating economic impact of the...

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Proficient and Passed Over: Across New York, even meeting state learning standards does not lead to fair representation in advanced math courses for students who are low-income and students of color

Civil rights, education, parent, and business groups release new data on disparities in advanced courses and call on state leaders to adopt 4 policy solutions NEW YORK – Even when they scored proficient on the state math assessment in grade 7, students who are...

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Ed Trust–NY findings on college readiness gap shine light on need for greater use of ‘to and through’ data, equitable access to strong high school preparation for college, careers, and active citizenship

New data tool shows college persistence and completion outcomes for many New York high school graduates NEW YORK – The Education Trust–New York today launched its To & Through interactive tool, allowing users for the first time to explore data that offer a window...

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‘Equal is not the same as equitable’: New analysis shows large and mid-sized school districts often do not prioritize their highest-need schools for greater funding and experienced educators

‘Equal is not the same as equitable’: New analysis shows large and mid-sized school districts often do not prioritize their highest-need schools for greater funding and experienced educators

New tools at NYSchoolFunding.org enable parents to see how their district funds schools and to directly contact local school officials  NEW YORK – Large and mid-sized school districts across the state frequently do not provide their highest-need schools with...

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EdTrust–NY offers comment on teacher evaluations

The following statement can be attributed to Ian Rosenblum, Executive Director of The Education Trust–New York: “Teacher evaluation should be a tool to identify our strongest educators as well as those who need additional support. To be meaningful, it must include...

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The Education Trust–New York and Educators for Excellence-New York call for ‘full and immediate transparency’ on New York City’s placement of teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR)

Educators for Excellence-New York and The Education Trust–New York today filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to the New York City Department of Education seeking the public release of data on placement of teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR)....

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EdTrust–NY analysis of 2017 state assessment results finds important progress, but data show schools must improve opportunity for students of color regardless of their income level

Analysis also suggests disproportionate number of low-income student “opt-outs” in dozens of low- and average-needs school districts NEW YORK – New York State’s Spring 2017 achievement results for students in grades 3-8 show continued modest progress statewide, though...

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New York State’s Public School Parents Believe Schools Are Not Preparing Students for College and Careers and Support Efforts to Measure and Improve School Performance, New Statewide Poll Finds

Only 38 Percent of African American and 42 Percent of Latino Parents Think High School Graduates are Ready for College; 83 Percent and 80 Percent, Respectively, Agree with Need to Grade Schools; Lower-Income Parents are Among the Most Likely to See Measuring School...

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