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

Working in education advocacy, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard, seen, or read the argument that parent […]

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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)

teacher licensure

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