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, Senior Writer Brooke Haycock has been with The Education Trust for more than a decade. Her issue-focused docudramas, based entirely on interview...