The pandemic has presented generational challenges as it relates to educational opportunities for our most vulnerable students; yet, in that crisis lies generational opportunities. Widespread school closures produced dramatic learning losses for low-income students and students of color, and those losses, coupled with the mental-health stressors experienced both by adults and students, have presented daunting challenges to educators and education systems. At the same time, vast investments in relief funds create potential openings for policymakers and education leaders to think more expansively about solutions—particularly as traditional approaches continue to prove ineffective.
That’s where Education Reform Now (ERN) comes in. ERN is a national research and advocacy organization that is centered around ensuring that all of America's public schools are providing all students—especially students from low-income backgrounds and students of color—with a high-quality public education. We seek forward progress—at the federal, state, and local level—developing and advocating for new, bold ideas and mutually reinforcing policies in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. We then push policy makers to implement those policies with fidelity to lead to better outcomes for young people.
National Office & State Affiliates
We are headquartered in New York City and Washington, D.C., and have 8 state-level affiliate chapters, including: Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington state, and the District of Columbia.
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