Improving Outcomes by Democratizing Education Data

Source: Los Angeles Daily News 

by Ryan J. Smith

Last year, just 40 percent of Los Angeles Unified students met or exceeded expectations in English Language Arts. While no student population is showing levels of achievement we should feel satisfied with, just 34 percent of Latino students met standards compared with 66 percent of their white peers.

We must do more to ultimately close these persistent equity gaps. The good news is, the public may soon have access to more of the data to improve outcomes for all students in the country’s second-largest school district.

Read more

Share:

More Posts

Send Us A Message

Translate »

Karla Fernandez

Communications Manager

Karla Fernandez (she/her/hers) joins Ed Trust–West as a Communications Manager with over 11 years of experience advancing social impact initiatives.

Karla started her career as a teacher at Chicago Public Schools and UIC College Prep. After teaching, Karla joined United Friends of the Children to support LA County’s youth in foster care as a college counselor. Through Leadership for Educational Equity, Karla also served as a Policy Advisor Fellow for the office of a Los Angeles Unified School Board Member. She solidified her interests in policy analysis and quantitative research during her time with the Price Center for Social Innovation, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability. Before joining The Education Trust–West, Karla was the Associate Director for the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative, a network of nonprofits advocating for communities in SELA.

Karla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, a Master of Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and a Graduate Certificate in Policy Advocacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Karla is based out of southern California and is passionate about using data analysis, communications, and digital strategies for policy advocacy and social justice efforts.