The New York Equity Coalition outlines policy priorities for next New York City mayoral administration
An equity-focused agenda will be particularly crucial as New York City seeks to rebuild after the pandemic, which has exacerbated educational inequities that are deeply entrenched in the system.
Coalition calls on New York school districts to invest new state and federal funding into supporting students with the greatest needs
Civil rights, education, parent, and business groups outline three key investment areas to ensure more educational equity.
New analysis finds high-need districts in regions across the state disproportionately relied on Regents exemptions to graduate students
Analysis finds that across New York State, school districts serving the largest shares of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds were more likely to rely on exemptions from Regents exams to graduate students.
The New York Equity Coalition opposes New York State Education Department’s decision to seek a waiver for this year’s grades 3 through 8 state assessments
State assessment data is vital to understand what the academic impacts of the pandemic have been – and how they differ across districts, schools, and student groups.
New analysis of school district reopening plans raises questions about district readiness to support all students in remote learning
As students across New York prepare to return to school in the coming weeks, a new analysis of 50 school district reopening plans raises questions about district readiness to support students equitably in a remote learning environment.
New analysis finds disparities in graduation pathways for historically under-served groups of students
School districts across the state are disproportionately relying on Local diplomas and the Career Development & Occupational Studies (CDOS) pathway — which relies on a credential that was designed to show readiness for entry-level employment — for historically under-served groups of students.
Proficient and Passed Over: Across New York, even meeting state learning standards does not lead to fair representation in advanced math courses for students who are low-income and students of color
Even when they scored proficient on the state math assessment in grade 7, students who are low-income and students of color were less likely than their non low-income and White peers to be enrolled in an advanced math class in grade 9, according to new data.
Just one in three New York public high school recent graduates report that they felt “significantly challenged” in high school, and roughly half of those who went on to college report having to take at least one remedial course.
Legislators, superintendents, business leaders, parents, and students join together to ensure all students have access to critical courses
More than 500 parents, educators, and community leaders across New York are calling on state education officials to take steps to ensure that all students have access to the critical courses that will prepare them for success in college, careers, and civic life.
Coalition of civil rights, education, parent and business groups comments on New York Board of Regents submission of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability plan
The accountability plan approved by the New York State Board of Regents on Monday for submission to the U.S. Department of Education represents a critical moment for the future of accountability and school support and improvement in New York.