Ensuring low-income students and students of color have access to strong instruction is one of the most important things we can do to raise achievement and close gaps. To equip educators, advocates, and policymakers working to accomplish this goal, we:
- Analyze data to identify where inequities exist.
- Advocate for actions that schools, districts, states, and the federal government can take to get strong teachers in the classrooms of the low-income students and students of color who need them most. These actions include:
- Improving working conditions so that high-need schools are better able to attract and keep strong teachers;
- Providing all teachers, especially those serving struggling students, high-quality instructional supports;
- Developing strong systems of evaluation and feedback for teachers, and using the results to build systems of professional development, staffing, and compensation that prioritize strong teaching in high-need schools ; and
- Supporting more substantive teacher preparation.
- Learn from the work of teachers getting results for low-income students and students of color and share those lessons broadly
- Help educators create high-quality assignments.
Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools that Support Effective Teaching and Learning
Senior Research AssociateAs a senior research associate, Marni analyzes data to understand the experiences students are having in school. She is interested in using research and data to generate useful knowledge to inform educational ...
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...