Strong teaching and school leadership can help all students soar academically. There are excellent educators in every community who, in their schools and classrooms, are proving it can be done.
But right now, long-standing policies and practices leave too many educators under-equipped for the demands of their jobs — which, in turn, prevents many students, especially low-income students and students of color from getting the kind of access to strong educators that their more privileged peers have long disproportionately enjoyed.
Turning these patterns around is essential for closing gaps and raising achievement for all students.
We work alongside educators, advocates, and policymakers to ensure low-income students and students of color have the effective, well-supported teachers and school leaders they need and deserve.
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Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools that Support Effective Teaching and Learning
Vice President of K-12 Policy and PracticeSonja provides strategic direction for the organization’s K-12 research, practice, and policy work, which includes developing and implementing strategies to ensure that Ed Trust’s K-12 efforts effectively ...
Director of K-12 Policy DevelopmentDaria leads development of Ed Trust’s policy agenda on issues critical to promoting equity and achievement in the K-12 system, including standards, assessments, accountability, educator quality, and funding ...
Teacher Quality Data AnalystRachel researches, cleans, analyzes, and interprets key teacher data, with a focus on understanding patterns of access to strong, well-supported teachers for low-income students and students of color. Rachel j...