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MDE Decides How They Will Spend ARP Money

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is sending $1.3 billion in federal funding for K-12 COVID recovery to be spent in Minnesota over […]

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July 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ July Research Rundown: Our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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June 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ June Research Rundown: Our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Legislators Finally Reach a Deal on K-12 Bill. What Did (& Didn’t) Make the Cut?

More than one month after the regular 2021 legislative session ended, legislators have reached an agreement on the K-12 education omnibus […]

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May 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ May Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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April 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ April Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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The Omnibus Bills Are Out: Where Do the Senate and House Agree (Or Disagree)?

This week, the Senate and House released their final education omnibus bills—a comprehensive policy and finance bill in the Senate, […]

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What Does the American Rescue Plan Mean for Education in Minnesota? 

In mid-March, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), which includes $170 billion in […]

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House Education Omnibus Bill: Some Good Policies with a Swing and a Miss on Teacher Licensure

This month, the Education Policy Committee released their omnibus bill—the single bill that packages all the K-12 policies the House […]

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March 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ March Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Governor Proposes Many Steps Forward, but a Few Back

During the legislative session, the Governor has two main tools to advance his policy priorities: a proposed budget outlining spending […]

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February 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ February Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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What’s in the Governor’s Education Budget?

Late January, Governor Walz released a budget proposal with 428-pages on education. Many of the priorities tie back to his […]

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Make Rigorous Education the Default through Automatic Enrollment

Students of color experience inequitable access to advanced coursework opportunities around the country—for example, being placed in remedial math instead […]

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Quick Facts on the New Federal Stimulus: What to Expect in K-12 Education

In late December, the federal government passed a $900 billion federal stimulus bill, which will provide vital support for education […]

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January 2021 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ January Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Learning from National Innovators Part 4: Measuring and Addressing Learning Loss 

Recent data found that math achievement has declined from 5 to 10 percentile points, with reading outcomes staying relatively flat […]

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December 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ December Research Rundown, our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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November 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ November Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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New MN Teacher Preparation Regulations Are Almost Done

For over a year, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) has been working to overhaul their process for […]

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Minnesota Fall Learning Plans By the Numbers 

Since the sudden shift to distance learning this spring, we’ve been tracking how Minnesota schools are responding, taking a bird’s […]

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October 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ October Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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September 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ September Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over Proposed Teacher Prep Rules

For over a year, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)—the state agency that oversees teacher licensure and prep—has […]

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August 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ August Research Rundown—our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the education […]

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Celebrating Our Best Teachers by Keeping them in the Classroom

In early August, Qorsho Hassan was named Minnesota’s 2020 Teacher of Year—the first Somali American to be recognized for the […]

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Learning From National Innovators Part 3: Educating Students During COVID-19

Right now, schools and districts across Minnesota are building their own, unique back-to-school plan. While this allows a customized approach […]

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10 Things All MN Schools Must Do Next School Year, No Matter Their Model

Last week, Governor Walz announced a framework for back-to-school that will lead to a mix of delivery models across the […]

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July 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ July Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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MN Parents Tell MDE That Distance Learning Didn’t Go Well

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released results from their informal parent survey on distance learning. With over […]

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What Espinoza Case Means for Private Schools in MN

Last week, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case followed closely by many in the education world: Espinoza […]

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As Districts Plan for Fall, Lessons Learned from Minnesota’s Distance Learning Plans

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently issued guidance to help schools plan for the fall, and asked districts to […]

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June 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ June Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Minnesota Needs More Pathways Into the Classroom, But Concerns with PELSB Process Persist

In 2017, Minnesota changed state laws to allow alternative teacher preparation programs to operate outside of higher education. We’ve been […]

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Ensuring Equity: Emergency Funds and Summer Learning on the Way for MN Schools

Last week, Governor Walz announced how he will prioritize Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act emergency support dedicated […]

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May 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ May Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Teacher Licensure During COVID-19: Barriers to Student Teaching, Renewals, and More

The COVID-19 crisis has caused ripple effects across the education system, raising significant questions and challenges for the teacher licensure […]

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Minnesota Distance Learning Plans by the Numbers

Last week, Governor Walz announced Minnesota school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year, elevating the […]

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April 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ April Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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Learning from National Innovators Part 2: Educating Students Under COVID-19

Since Governor Walz closed schools in mid-March, students, families, and educators have worked to prepare and implement distance learning. And […]

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MN Legislators Ready to Act on K-12: How House and Senate Proposals Compare 

More than a week after Minnesota signed broad COVID-19 response legislation into law, the state’s House and Senate education committees […]

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What Does the Federal CARES Act Mean for Education in MN?

After swift action to secure bipartisan agreement at the federal level, legislators passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

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MN Education During COVID-19: Legislative Action Coming

After going on hiatus March 17, legislators announced they will reconvene for one day. On Thursday, March 26 they will […]

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Learning from National Innovators: Educating Students Under COVID-19

Like all of you, our team at EdAllies is working to adjust to the new realities we face. There are […]

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March 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ March Research Rundown; our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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10 Things All Teachers Should Learn in Teacher Prep

Too often, teachers leave their teacher training programs feeling unprepared for the realities of the classroom. In a recent survey, […]

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What’s in the Governor’s Education Bill?

This week, legislators held a hearing on the Governor’s education policy bill (HF3186). The bill contains several policies that will […]

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February 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ February Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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January 2020 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ January Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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December 2019 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ December Research Rundown: our curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the […]

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November 2019 Research Rundown

EdAllies’ Research Rundown is a curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the education equity […]

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New Report Undercounts Minnesota’s Teachers of Color

In September, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) published their first official report on the breakdown of teacher […]

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October 2019 Research Rundown

EdAllies Research Rundown is a curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the education equity conversation. This […]

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September 2019 Research Rundown

Welcome to EdAllies’ first Research Rundown—a curated list of recent, relevant research we think is worth adding to the education equity conversation. This […]

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Excluded and Exaggerated Data Hides the Real State of Our Students

Each year, around the start of the school year, the Minnesota Department of Education provides an update on student achievement […]

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For Students of Color with Special Needs, Action on School Discipline is Urgent

This week, the United States Commission Civil Rights published a new report which confirms what we have known anecdotally for […]

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