Education Trust publications

Publications

Following is a list of all Education Trust publications arranged from newest to oldest.

If you know the title of a specific publication but cannot find it, type the name in the Search box at the top of this page. To find a publication on a specific topic, go to the Filter Publications box and choose a topic or audience from the drop-down menu. Or you can click on one of the “tags” beneath a publication listed below to view all our publications on that topic.

All Education Trust publications are available as free downloads. Publications marked with an asterisk (*) are available in print. Please contact rsmiles@edtrust.org for more information.

Youth at the Crossroads: Facing High School and Beyond

 

What are American youth learning—or not—in high school? In this compelling report, The Education Trust culls both hopeful and disturbing news from research data on such topics as reading gaps between ethnic groups and student math achievement, here and abroad.

Publication date: 

 December 1 2001 (All day)

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New Frontiers for A New Century: A National Overview

 

What will it take to foster high achievement in low-performing schools? This report explores student performance nationwide, highlighting gaps that remain. It also spotlights “frontier states” which have succeeded in raising achievement, even as other states are lagging, and outlines the ideas that propel their success.

Publication date: 

 May 1 2001 (All day)

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The Other Gap: Poor Students Receive Fewer Dollars Gap

 

The first Funding Gap report, this analysis of state and local education dollars reveals substantial funding inequities in most states. Education Trust Data Bulletin. 3 pages.

Publication date: 

 March 6 2001 (All day)

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Honor in the Boxcar: Equalizing Teacher Quality

 

Some of the country’s best minds grapple with a question at the heart of education reform: How do we attract the strongest teachers to the schools that need them most? This powerful set of essays concludes with a comprehensive list of action steps for attaining higher teacher quality where it counts.

Publication date: 

 June 1 2000 (All day)

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Creating an Appetite for Change: Leaders’ Perspectives on Promoting K-16 Reform Through Community Collaboration

 

Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington D.C., 2000. 28 pages.

Publication date: 

 May 1 2000 (All day)

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Ticket to Nowhere: The Gap Between Leaving High School and Entering College and High-Performance Jobs

 

This report documents significant gaps between the course and testing requirements for high school graduation and those for admission and placement in college.

Publication date: 

 September 1 1999 (All day)

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Not Good Enough: A Content Analysis of Teacher Licensing Examinations

 

This report shows that many states grant teaching licenses without requiring that individuals demonstrate knowledge of the subject area that they intend to teach.

Publication date: 

 May 1 1999 (All day)

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Good Teaching Matters: How Well-Qualified Teachers Can Close the Gap

 

This report marshals findings from several recent large-scale studies of student achievement to argue that policy makers hoping to boost student achievement must attend, first and foremost, to issues of teacher quality – the quality of teacher preparation, recruitment, licensure, hiring, assignment and ongoing professional development.

Publication date: 

 June 1 1998 (All da

 

 

Some U.S. colleges are making the grade for Latino students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for helping more Latino students graduate. “Advancing to Completion,” a new study from The Education Trust, shows that institutions across the country are producing stronger outcomes for Latinos.

Publication date: 

 September 20 2012

Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning

 

Improving public education depends on attracting, nurturing, and retaining talented teachers in schools with the greatest academic need. With concerted attention being given to upgrading teacher evaluation systems, the culture and work environments of struggling schools require equal focus if student learning is to improve.

Publication date: 

 June 26 2012

Replenishing Opportunity in America

 

To protect our democratic traditions, regain economic strength, and meet the demands of our nation’s employers, we must improve outcomes for low-income students and students of color. The midterm report on the Education Trust’s Access to Success Initiative, “Replenishing Opportunity in America,” shows how 22 state public higher education systems leaders are stepping up to this challenge.

Publication date: 

 May 3 2012

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Access to Success Data Metrics: Technical Appendix

 
Publication date: 

 April 24 2012

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Instructional Supports: The Missing Piece in State Education Standards

 

The transition from current state learning standards to college- and career-ready standards being rolled out across the nation is more than a subtle shift. In “Instructional Supports: The Missing Piece in State Education Standards,” The Education Trust offers insights about the best ways states can support our nation’s educators in their efforts to help students meet high academic standards.

Publication date: 

 March 30 2012

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Los Padres Quieren Saber

 

Las madres, los padres, los encargados y sus comunidades deberían tener acceso a datos comprensivos y fácilmente obtenibles acerca de las escuelas de sus hijos. El folleto “Los Padres Quieren Saber” de The Education Trust observa la reautorización de la ley educativa actual (ESEA, por sus siglas en inglés) y describe la necesidad de tener informes públicos en áreas tan cruciales como logro académico, escuelas superiores, clima escolar, maestras/os, distritos, y presupuestos. 

 

Publication date: 

 February 15 2012

Poised To Lead

 

The quality of the coursework students take in high school powerfully affects their life options after graduation.  School counselors can guide students through the course selection process. They also can help schools identify policies and practices that propel all students toward success, as well as those that hold some students back. The problem? Too many of today’s school counselors do not serve this function.

Publication date: 

 December 19 2011

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