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California is home to millions of students of color and low-income students, but our school systems are not adequately preparing underrepresented students of color, low-income students, and English learners for college and career.

New research from Ed Trust–West takes an in-depth look at promising practices from schools and districts that have expanded college and career readiness opportunities and supports for underserved students. Key approaches for increasing college and career readiness opportunities for underrepresented students include:

  • Publicly recognizing and celebrating students’ higher education efforts
  • Making a-g the default curriculum
  • Developing meaningful district-community partnerships

When schools and districts intentionally and explicitly change their policies and practices, students of color and low-income students graduate prepared for college and career.