2022 Eddies Awards: Best Collaboration

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category features coalitions of leaders and organizations who worked together to achieve a significant impact for students and families. Working in coalition can be incredibly powerful—and incredibly challenging.  This category honors the hard work of coalitions that organized artfully to respond to […]

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2022 Eddies Awards: Best Defense

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category highlights campaigns that strategically defended important policy and overcame significant odds; sometimes, the most significant wins are actually holding the line. Nominees in this category provide models for how to deploy sharp strategies to defend policies or efforts that benefit students. See […]

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2022 Eddies Awards: Suzanne Kubach PIE Network Weaver of the Year

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category honors local, state, or national leaders who consistently go above and beyond their job description to connect and support peers advancing state and local advocacy and policy. This category recognizes advocates who thoughtfully and intentionally support the leadership and work of […]

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Advocating in a Virtual Environment

How do you successfully engage elected representatives, and ensure you’re building power when everyone is online? Join Network leaders to share best practices from recent virtual advocacy days and issue assemblies. Kickstarters include: Erin Tholen (Texas Public Charter Schools Association), Jessica Ramos and Ja’Neane Minor (Advance Illinois), and Larry Fondation (United Parents and Students).  […]

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Celebrating Black Leaders Driving Change Through Policy & Advocacy

Members of the PIE Network are united by our belief that education can—and should—be transformative, and that change is needed now in the ongoing fight for racial justice and educational excellence. This #BlackHistoryMonth we are celebrating some of the many Black leaders across the Network driving change through policy and advocacy. Below Network Leaders share […]

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