Charter Authorizing by the Numbers: Highlights & Bright Spots

Charter school authorizers are critical to ensuring that students have access to high-quality, innovative options. To understand how the landscape of charter school authorizers has evolved, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) created Authorizing by the Numbers, a comprehensive study of the numbers and types of authorizers, the size of their portfolios, and […]

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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: Game Changer Campaign of the Year

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category recognizes local, state, or national advocacy campaigns that tackled a big problem and achieved a new, game-changing policy or protected an existing critical policy. Sometimes a policy window opens quickly, and advocates move fast; sometimes, the window opens after years of sustained […]

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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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2022 Eddies Awards: Most Actionable Research

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category spotlights resources or tools that shed new light on pressing and widespread problems or solutions and that state and local advocates across the Network leveraged to make a compelling case for policy change and achieve breakthroughs. See a complete list of […]

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PIE Network Members And Partners Celebrate Tennesee’s Investments In Students 

Tennessee policymakers and advocates are celebrating historic legislation, as Governor Lee signed the Tennessee Investment for Student Achievement (TISA) into law. The new law replaces the state’s Basic Education Program, which was passed in 1992. Below are links and excerpts from PIE Network members and partners on the passage of the new law as well […]

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Working Group: ESSER Tracking and Advocacy

This ESSER Tracking and Advocacy Working Group is open to all Network members. In this meeting, leaders from SCORE in Tennessee, A+ Education Partnership in Alabama, and the School and State Finance Project in Connecticut will share tools they’ve built to track ESSER spending and promote the strategic use of these funds, and will join […]

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Anti-Critical Race Theory Policy & Implications

School boards, superintendents, principals, and teachers are facing questions about “critical race theory,” or “CRT.” While fierce disagreements rage over its precise definition and whether or not it is being taught in k-12 schools, state legislatures are taking action and local school board candidates are addressing the issue. A recent Brookings Institute analysis found that more than […]

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