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
The Quiet Kids Still Need You
Why We Must Decolonize Civics
For Students of Color with Special Needs, Action on School Discipline is Urgent
Taking a Hard Look at Data and Making Harder Choices
Graduation rates are up. Are our expectations?
The 2019 Education Bill: What Made the Cut?
Classroom Diversity: Broadening Our Definition to Better Prepare Students
Instead of Locking Our Classroom Doors to Students, Let’s Give Them the Key
7 Education Debates to Watch as the Legislature Wraps Up
Changes to Tiered Licensure Would Push Me Out of Public Schools
Keep Great Teachers in the Classroom. Period.
3 Simple Ways to Make the Most of the MCAs
White Educators in Minnesota: We Need to Step Up
Which Students and Schools Are in the Cruz-Guzman Lawsuit?
Hey Minnesota: Let’s Not Push Teachers of Color Out of the Classroom
What’s Working Best to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color in MN
2019 Legislative Session: What We’re Working on for MN Kids
While Adults Talk About Teacher Diversity, Nothing is Changing for Youth of Color
Closing the Education Gap by Helping Kids Love Learning
Can You Teach in MN? With Tiered Licensure, the Answer Should Now Be Clear
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
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
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
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
An Open Letter to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
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
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
Progress (Finally) for Teacher Prep in Minnesota
An Unprecedented End of Session: What We Know (and What We Don’t)
Take 2: A Guide to Proposed Teacher Licensure Changes
A Guide to Proposed Teacher Licensure Changes
So, What Would the Proposed Teacher Licensure Overhaul Actually Do?
Gov. Dayton Vetoed the Education Funding Bill. Now What?
Why We Support Expanding School Choice—If Done Right
Capitol Update: What’s Happening with Teacher Licensure, Early Learning, & More