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The Pandemic Harmed Kids’ Learning: 3 Important Next Steps

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Education released the reading, math, and science results from the 2021 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments […]

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5 Things Educators Can Do in the Middle of a CRT Controversy

This past May, I co-wrote a blog for EdAllies offering advice for when people in your life have questions about […]

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Declining Enrollment Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the school year began, all school districts faced a tough decision on what learning model should be implemented in […]

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Atypical Symptoms of Autism Meant My Daughter Went Years Without the School Support We Needed

My experience as a parent who has two children with autism has been difficult, but not only because of their […]

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Proposed Changes to MN Special Education Law Erode Protections for Students

In case you missed it, a last-minute bill was introduced in the House Education Finance Committee that would bring about […]

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No More Excuses, Minnesota: Pass Ethnic Studies Now

As Minnesota’s K-12 student population increasingly becomes more diverse, a need for ethnic studies exists more than ever before in […]

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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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If Schools Refuse to Support Children Who Need Special Education Services, Where Should Parents Turn?

My child has autism. But rather than getting much needed supports and working in partnership with educators, schools have repeatedly […]

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Can “School Choice” Please be About Students Again?

The best way to motivate people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and […]

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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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Family Engagement Will Never Be the Same—and It Shouldn’t Be

This post is the seventh in our Education at a Distance series, centering the voices of students, parents, and educators […]

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SOS: Save Our Black Children, End Educational Trauma

Content Warning: This piece briefly but overtly deals with self-harm, including suicidal thoughts. “This is how I’m going to do […]

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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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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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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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EdAllies Names Josh Crosson Executive Director

On April 1, 2020, Josh Crosson will step up to serve as EdAllies’ next Executive Director. Over the past three […]

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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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Why I Built My Classroom Around Personalized Learning and How You Can Too

The monotony of the traditional learning model was always difficult for me. As a student, I was constantly bored, and […]

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My Daughter’s Disability Was Not Her Destiny—and the Right School Made all the Difference

My daughter sat quietly at the table, just staring at the paraprofessional as he quizzed her. He got louder and […]

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It’s Time to Demand Change for Our Children. Here’s How.

Last week, we got more confirmation that Minnesota schools are not serving all children well—and that too many people don’t […]

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Meet Our 2018-19 EdFellows

This year, we are thrilled to welcome two new EdFellows to the EdAllies family: Linnea Mengar and CJ Ellsworth, both […]

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