Archive for the ‘Advocacy’ Category

Shape our work for MN students. Join Community Allies.

You are our ally. We want your help to inform our work for Minnesota students. At EdAllies, we work to […]

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

Minnesota recently launched a completely new system for identifying struggling schools, and for supporting them to improve. Dubbed North Star, the […]

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Final Countdown: Update on Minnesota’s Teacher Licensure Overhaul

I’ve been working on reforming Minnesota’s broken teacher licensure system for nearly a decade, so forgive me if I’m a […]

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

For the past week, a legislative conference committee has been working to reconcile the differences between education bills that the […]

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

We’re nearing the end of another lively legislative session. In the coming weeks, the state’s senators and representatives will work […]

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What Broadband Infrastructure’s Got to Do with Educational Equity

In conversations about opportunity gaps, I very rarely hear about one tool that has become increasingly critical to student success, […]

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

The 2018 state legislative session is well under way and education has again become a priority for our lawmakers. While […]

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

Working in education policy, I spend a lot of time navigating Minnesota’s school report card. As a community member, I […]

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EdAllies at the Capitol: Our 2018 Priorities

The 2018 legislative session kicked off on Feb. 20, and since it’s a short session, things are already in full […]

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

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the importance of representation. Between the film “Black Panther,” and celebrations of […]

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

As a parent, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how hard, and important, it is to advocate for […]

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Caucus to Get Education Equity in Your Party’s Platform

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Minnesota caucus-goers can shape their political parties’ priorities—and spark change for the state’s students and schools. […]

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Urge Trump Administration to Close Discipline Disparities

Last Friday, the United States Commission on Civil Rights held a daylong hearing to investigate how school pushout disproportionately harms […]

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An Open Letter to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Dear members of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board: This morning, as I watched my two oldest kiddos jump […]

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Engaging Youth and Using Alternatives to End School Pushout

Having recently graduated from high school after attending various schools across Minnesota, and interning this summer with a juvenile defense […]

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

This Monday, when MDE released the 2017 MCA results, I was hoping for the best: Big gains in math and […]

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