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.
On The Blog
What Can Families Expect to See from the READ Act?
July 2023 Research Rundown
EdAllies Gets AmplifiED
June 2023 Research Rundown
A Wrap on the 2023 Session: Tenacious DFL
May 2023 Research Rundown
Going Backwards on PreK-3 Suspensions & Expulsions
At the Capitol, Dual Credit Programs Fail to Make the Cut
Community Action Team: Eliminating Barriers for Prospective Teachers of Color
A Big Session Lies Ahead for Kids. What Are We Working On This Year?
Why Do Prospective Teachers of Color Walk Away? Join the Community Action Team
MDE is Getting a New Commissioner. Who Should Gov. Walz Appoint?
Twice Exceptional Students and their Educational Rights
Benchmarking Student Data Is Key to Understanding Proficiency
July 2022 Research Rundown
The Broken Promise of Advanced Coursework for Students of Color (Like Me)
A Wrap on the 2022 Session: Nothing Happened in the Room Where it Happens
Legislators Need to Know What I Learned About Exclusionary Discipline
A Student Take: 7 Ways to Improve Student Mental Health
Students are Fighting Mental Health Challenges Every Day. Who’s Going to Help?
What Are You? Putting an End to Guessing Games with Disaggregated Data
Racist Incidents are Increasing. Can Ethnic Studies Address the Problem?
MN Youth Can’t Succeed without Proper Access to Mental Health Support
Experiencing MN’s Patterns of Exclusion in Advanced Coursework
Fighting for Our Kids: Special Education Services Need an Overhaul. But Will MN Invest?
In the Homestretch of Session, What’s Up for Debate in Education? Kids Deserve a Deal
The Time to Prioritize Literacy is Now
New Bill Would Put Free, Accessible Period Products in Schools—and Keep Kids in Class
Buckle Up! A Unique Session Ahead with High Stakes for Kids
Four Qualities of an Effective Ethnic Studies Teacher
Attention Minnesota Teachers: New Literacy Training is Here
We’re Tackling School Nutrition. Here’s Why Policymakers Should Care Too.
Students Don’t Need Mindful Moments. They Need Change.
December 2021 Research Rundown
November 2021 Research Rundown
Less Than Half of MN Students Completed the FAFSA. It’s Time for State Action.
Black Boys: Love Them, Nurture Them, Empower Them
October 2021 Research Rundown
From Parent to Parent: Seeing Each Other Amidst Uncertainty
September 2021 Research Rundown
A Back-to-School Q&A: What MN Students Are Saying
What Parents Want Teachers to Know
The Pandemic Harmed Kids’ Learning: 3 Important Next Steps
Preparing for MCA Scores: 6 Strategies to Address Lost Learning
August 2021 Research Rundown
5 Things Educators Can Do in the Middle of a CRT Controversy
MDE Decides How They Will Spend ARP Money
July 2021 Research Rundown
Declining Enrollment Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 2021 Research Rundown
Atypical Symptoms of Autism Meant My Daughter Went Years Without the School Support We Needed
Legislators Finally Reach a Deal on K-12 Bill. What Did (& Didn’t) Make the Cut?
As a First-Gen College Student, High-Level High School Courses Made the Difference in my Success
Next Up: Special Session! What We’re Watching on Education
May 2021 Research Rundown
6 Responses for People in Your Life Who Want to Ban Critical Race Theory
April 2021 Research Rundown
Proposed Changes to MN Special Education Law Erode Protections for Students
No More Excuses, Minnesota: Pass Ethnic Studies Now
Don’t Forget About Us: Students are Still Missing Essential Resources for Learning
The Omnibus Bills Are Out: Where Do the Senate and House Agree (Or Disagree)?
If Schools Refuse to Support Children Who Need Special Education Services, Where Should Parents Turn?
What Does the American Rescue Plan Mean for Education in Minnesota?
House Education Omnibus Bill: Some Good Policies with a Swing and a Miss on Teacher Licensure
Searching for Strength Following Atlanta Shootings
March 2021 Research Rundown
Are Current Licensure Proposals Really for the Benefit of Our Children?
5 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare to Address the Chauvin Trial in Your Classroom
Proposed Bill Would Hurt Struggling Students (Like I Was) the Most
Let’s Break it Down: Five Reasons Why We’re Saying “NO” to This Year’s Licensure Bill
Teachers Push Back on Licensure Changes
Free College in High School? I’m Doing It, but Too Few Students in MN Know They Can Too
Can “School Choice” Please be About Students Again?
Governor Proposes Many Steps Forward, but a Few Back
February 2021 Research Rundown
What’s in the Governor’s Education Budget?
It’s a Pandemic, Don’t Leave Students Out of the Mental Health Conversation
Will the MN House Act on Racial Justice? Why I Shared My Story
Make Rigorous Education the Default through Automatic Enrollment
First House Education Hearings Include Proposals on COVID-19 Recovery
Quick Facts on the New Federal Stimulus: What to Expect in K-12 Education
January 2021 Research Rundown
Letting Go of the Status Quo to Put Students at the Center
Criticality, Neutrality, and the State of Civics in America
Family Engagement Will Never Be the Same—and It Shouldn’t Be
Meet EdAllies’ 2021-22 EdVoices Cohort
2021 Legislative Session: Seven Issues We’re Working on for MN Kids
Learning from National Innovators Part 4: Measuring and Addressing Learning Loss
December 2020 Research Rundown
November 2020 Research Rundown
New MN Teacher Preparation Regulations Are Almost Done
Minnesota Fall Learning Plans By the Numbers
5 Lessons for Civics Teachers Navigating an Election Year
October 2020 Research Rundown
SOS: Save Our Black Children, End Educational Trauma
September 2020 Research Rundown
What Students Are Saying About Going Back to (Virtual) School
Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over Proposed Teacher Prep Rules
14 Key Questions for Parents to Ask to Help Navigate this School Year