The Education Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students. With a goal to close opportunity and achievement gaps among our nation’s students, the Education Trust analyzes local, state, and national data to build a broader understanding of the gaps that exist and the actions necessary to close them.

With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC, the Education Trust works in 14 states on a wide range of issues, including resolving the student loan crisis (the organization’s “Doing Away With Debt” policy proposal has been hailed as a visionary solution to college affordability), creating achievement standards to increase district accountability, and fighting for teacher incentive packages.

Our Impact

Eight Education Pioneers Fellows have made a difference for Education Trust since 2007. They:

  • Wrote a policy brief that explored school budget cuts, cost-cutting measures for districts, and innovation and reform resources that raised awareness of which measures best serve the needs of students. 
  • Investigated the pipeline of new STEM teachers in low-income communities and worked to expose opportunity gaps and identify future strategies to allow all students to receive a great science and math education. 
  • Produced a report to raise California policymaker awareness of potential equity issues surrounding Common Core State Standard implementation that recommended ways to ensure all students receive access.
  • And more.