Families, educators, and students themselves need a voice in conversations about education practices and policymaking. Through the EdAllies blog, we elevate diverse perspectives to foster a candid dialogue about what students need and how schools can support them. We also regularly report back on our policy work, keeping our partners in-the-know on key issues.

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Can You Teach in MN? With Tiered Licensure, the Answer Should Now Be Clear

Minnesota’s teacher licensure system used to be broken, confusing, and especially unwelcoming to out-of-state educators. That is, until a new, […]

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Guest Post

Kay Comeaux

It’s Time to Demand Change for Our Children. Here’s How.

Why School Was the Last Place I Wanted to Be After Being Stopped by a Cop

Shape our work for MN students. Join Community Allies.


3 Steps for a Better Education Conversation


How is Your School Doing? How Parents Can Use “North Star”

Student Voice: Making Good Students and Citizens Through Community Involvement

Meet Our 2018-19 EdFellows


Guest Post

Veronica Rivera

The Lesson That Took Me 12 School Open Houses to Learn

Connecting Students with Community: My Story & Call to Action


Cruz-Guzman is Headed to Trial. Here’s What You Need to Know


Centering the School Integration Conversation on What Matters Most

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Guest Post

Daniel Sellers

Final Countdown: Update on Minnesota’s Teacher Licensure Overhaul

What Education Proposals Landed on the Governor’s Cutting Room Floor (and Why)


The Education Conference Report is Out: Here’s What You Need to Know

Conference Committee is Under Way: Where do Key Education Issues Stand?


What Broadband Infrastructure’s Got to Do with Educational Equity

What’s the Legislature up to on Education? Your Mid-Session Recap


Why We’re Standing with Parents in Calling for Summative School Ratings

EdAllies at the Capitol: Our 2018 Priorities


Getting Ready for College? Here are a Few Things to Expect


Is School Integration About Helping Kids of Color Learn or Propping Up Whiteness?


Dr. Howard Fuller Cuts Through the Noise on Parent Choice


Why I Want Teachers of Color for Minnesota Kids & What I’m Doing About It

6 Tips to Help You Advocate for Your Child’s Education

Caucus to Get Education Equity in Your Party’s Platform


The Court’s Role in Education: Why the Cruz-Guzman Lawsuit is a Big Deal


USDOE: MN’s ESSA Plan Needs Work on School Quality & Equity


True Life: Teacher Prep Didn’t Prepare Me to Teach

school discipline

Urge Trump Administration to Close Discipline Disparities


Bullying is Complex. How We Talk About it Needs to be, Too.


Concerns Over Charters and School Segregation are Misplaced

teacher licensure

An Open Letter to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

parent choice

6 Reasons Why the “Parents Just Need to be More Involved” Argument Needs to Go

But Can They Read? Why We Should Care About Student Test Scores

Engaging Youth and Using Alternatives to End School Pushout


Minnesota, It’s Time to Break Up With the ACT


Minnesota’s ESSA Plan: What Changed, What Didn’t, and What Still Can


Standing with Dreamers

school choice

Stop Lying! Telling the Truth About School Choice

What’s in a Name? Five Ways to Affirm Students’ Identities

Minnesota Students, Educators, and Advocates Reflect on Charlottesville

Act Now: Call for Stronger Accountability and Transparency Under ESSA


Minnesota MCA Results Were Flat (Again). Where Do We Go From Here?


Your Voice Needed: ESSA Plan Open to Public Comment

Meet the First Class of EdVoices


A Call for Transparency in MN’s ESSA Plan

ICYMI: 6 Education Policy Changes to Watch

teacher prep

Progress (Finally) for Teacher Prep in Minnesota

teacher licensure

An Unprecedented End of Session: What We Know (and What We Don’t)

Take 2: A Guide to Proposed Teacher Licensure Changes

teacher licensure

A Guide to Proposed Teacher Licensure Changes

teacher licensure

So, What Would the Proposed Teacher Licensure Overhaul Actually Do?


Gov. Dayton Vetoed the Education Funding Bill. Now What?

opportunity scholarships

Why We Support Expanding School Choice—If Done Right


Capitol Update: What’s Happening with Teacher Licensure, Early Learning, & More