Welcome to Ed Trust’s blog, The Equity Line. This is a blog for — and by — people just like you: those committed to closing the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people to lives on the margins of the mainstream.

Our blog will feature new content from Ed Trust staff and guests on current issues impacting students across the educational spectrum — from pre-kindergarten through college. We will explore important topics such as college- and career-ready standards, accountability, innovative teaching, student aid, teacher effectiveness, and college graduation rates, among many others. We hope each post inspires you, makes you think, or at least shares something new.

As we work to promote high academic achievement for all students, we’re excited to discuss these important issues with you. And don’t be shy: We want to hear your feedback, so leave us a comment and share with your friends.