This year, The Education Trust–West is celebrating #20FierceYears of advocacy alongside California’s students. Throughout the next year, we’ll be hosting events, sharing new findings, and launching new advocacy resources, all designed to amplify community voices, leverage data as a powerful tool for change, and center racial justice in California’s education systems. 

To kick off the celebration, we’re going back into the archives and reviewing some major ETW accomplishments since our founding in 2001. Please click below to see an interactive timeline of our major accomplishments:
Twenty years in, it’s no exaggeration to say that this school year is going to be the most important yet. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the longstanding, structural inequalities that have been designed into our educational systems from the start. And without bold action, the effects of the pandemic will exacerbate them for years to come. 

We believe a different California is possible. Our state’s early learning and care providers, our schools, our colleges, and our universities can form the bedrock of a California that places Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native students at the center of its decision-making. We’ve come a long way in the past twenty years. And while there’s still work to do, there’s also plenty to look forward to. Here we share our vision for the path ahead:  

Vision for Racial Justice in Education
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