Equity-Driven • Data-Centered • Student-Focused
What We Do
BRIDGING POLICY AND COMMUNITY: We seek to influence policy in California by engaging key education stakeholders, including policymakers, thought leaders, practitioners, community groups, civic organizations, parents, and students. Our goal is to drive a state and national conversation about how our education system can better serve students of color and low-income students, pre-k through college.
DATA FOR THE PEOPLE: We identify and analyze data related to the inequities in California schools and colleges that disproportionately impact underserved students of color and low-income students. We use a racial equity lens to expose underlying causes of these inequities and identify equity-focused strategies advancing educational justice. We equip education advocates with actionable and accessible data in order to hold school and college systems and state leaders accountable for better educational opportunities and outcomes. Learn more about our Data Equity Walks.
EQUITY IN ACTION: We work directly with schools, districts, and higher education institutions to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of strategies intended to increase access and supports for students of color and low-income students. We seek real world examples supported by evidence at the campus, system, district, school, and classroom levels, and we explore ways in which success can be replicated at scale.
We focus on reforms in the following Critical Areas:
- Our education systems must be supported by ADEQUATE AND EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
- Our education system must be supported by ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STUDENT RESULTS.
- All students must have equitable access to EFFECTIVE TEACHERS, FACULTY AND SYSTEM LEADERS.
- All students must have equitable access to COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS opportunities that prepare them for their future.