Press Release


In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of data, internet, and privacy, the imperative to advance equity through informed advocacy has never been more crucial. As we navigate a changing environment where digital footprints grow larger and privacy concerns loom larger, it’s become clear that prioritizing quality over quantity is not just a preference but a necessity.

In this context, EdTrust’s commitment to robust data governance and security emerges as a cornerstone of responsible advocacy. By ensuring that data collection, storage, and utilization adhere to ethical standards and legal frameworks, we not only protect individuals’ rights but also lay the groundwork for equitable decision-making.

EdTrust’s theory of action revolves around fostering transparency, inclusivity, and accountability in every step of the data lifecycle. Through collaborative efforts with stakeholders, and leveraging cutting-edge technologies for secure data handling, we aim to empower individuals and organizations to navigate the digital realm confidently and ethically.

By embracing these principles and forging ahead with a shared commitment to equity, we can harness the transformative potential of data while safeguarding the values that underpin our society.

The Power of Data in Advocacy

At EdTrust, we understand the transformative power of data in shaping education policy. Our commitment to evidence-based advocacy begins with a recognition of data’s capacity to unveil the intricacies of achievement and opportunity gaps. Through rigorous analysis of local, state, and national data, we illuminate the path toward equitable education for all.

At the heart of our approach to data lies a commitment to transparency, integrity, and empowerment. We believe that data, when wielded responsibly, can drive positive change and foster informed decision-making.

Data Governance Philosophy

Central to our commitment is a robust Data Governance Policy, which outlines EdTrust’s practices for collecting or accessing, storing, using, maintaining, and securing the data we employ. This policy serves as our compass, guiding us in responsible data privacy, compliance, ethical standards, and legal requirements.

Collaborative Partnerships and Responsible Data Sharing

Educational data is interconnected. We recognize that addressing complex education challenges requires collaboration across sectors and disciplines; collective action is essential to maximizing the potential of data for social good. EdTrust’s work thrives when we engage with like-minded organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders.

Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement and Capacity Building

The dynamic nature of education demands constant evolution. EdTrust’s commitment to capacity building goes beyond analysis; it extends to organizational growth. By using data intentionally and incorporating new insights, methodologies, and technologies, we continuously strengthen our advocacy’s efficacy, empowering our team to drive meaningful policy change.

Empowering Stakeholders Through Accessibility

Transparency is our pledge to stakeholders. EdTrust develops user-friendly tools that empower students, parents, educators, policymakers, and advocates to easily access and use key education data. Through these tools and publications, we cultivate a shared understanding of challenges and opportunities, fostering a collective vision for a more equitable education system.

Safeguarding Trust and Integrity

Security is paramount to EdTrust’s data governance. Our organization employs strong measures to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of the quantitative and qualitative data we handle. Regular assessments, encryption protocols, and data-use resources ensure that our commitment to security aligns with the highest standards, fostering trust and accountability.

EdTrust strives to uphold all stakeholders’ dignity, privacy, and autonomy, ensuring that their rights and interests are paramount in every data-related endeavor. We will not disclose any data to third parties without explicit permission of the data owner.

A Shared Responsibility

EdTrust recognizes that ethical data use is a shared responsibility. We invite stakeholders, including policymakers, educational leaders, advocates, students, and parents, to join us in this commitment to data. Together, we can harness the power of evidence to drive transformative change and create an educational system that truly serves all students.