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Another Lost Year?

Lessons Learned from a Year Like No Other

The New York Equity Coalition’s latest poll highlights the experiences of parents and families across New York State during the first year students returned to school in person full-time. We asked about the challenges they faced and the concerns they have for their children as the pandemic continues to take a toll on our communities. We also asked about gaps between the recommendations of parents and experts and actions taken by districts to address critical issues.   

Investing in a More Equitable Future

Two ways New York school districts can use American Rescue Plan funding to advance educational equity.

5 Equity Questions for 2021 School Reopening

It is important that parents have the information that they need to ensure that their child’s school and school district are held accountable for using this significant increase in funding to provide better educational equity this school year. We’ve put together five questions to help families learn more about their school district’s plans to use the new funding.

New York City’s Mayoral Policy Priorities

As New York City prepares to elect a new mayor, the New York Equity Coalition offers a blueprint for the next Mayoral administration to ensure more educational equity from early childhood through college and workforce.

Graduating into Uncertainty

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, highlighting the critical need for state and education leaders to take steps to ensure that high school seniors are supported in their postsecondary transition.

Other Resources

State Assesments During the Pandemic

The New York Equity Coalition called for the state administer 2021 grades 3 through 8 state assessments as a way to measure students’ educational progress and the impact of the pandemic.

Uncertain Times, Unanswered Questions

An analysis of 50 school district 2020 reopening plans raised questions about district readiness to support students equitably in a remote learning environment, even as many districts across the state plan to start the school year entirely online.