To truly understand patterns of opportunity and achievement in America’s schools, we need more than just data — we also need to understand the stories behind the numbers. And some of the most powerful stories come from students.
We spend time talking to students in classrooms and mining large-scale datasets and research to better understand the educational experiences of students, with a focus on high school.
These lessons are distilled in:
Our Written Work
Based entirely on interviews with students and educators, Ed Trust docudramas are created and performed by our senior playwright-researcher to examine issues through student perspectives, to spark honest, necessary conversations in schools and communities.
Interim Director of K-12 ResearchAs interim director of K-12 research, Ashley conducts primary and secondary research to inform decision-makers at the national, state, and local levels and to generate knowledge that can help practitioners rai...
Senior WriterA former high school dropout from an urban public school system, playwright-researcher Brooke Haycock has been with The Education Trust for more than a decade. Her issue-focused docudramas, based entirely on i...