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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Looking Back & Looking Ahead: Race & Education Policy Landscape Update

Efforts to advance legislation that curtails the teaching of history, literature, and race in education have continued to spread across the country, and the playbook to target school boards, schools, teachers, curricula, and classroom instruction continues to evolve. Join for this discussion on new research, how recent legislation in Indiana failed, what leaders in Tennessee […]

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Messaging Education Finance – Training with RALLY

In part two of this series on messaging education finance, Ashley Burns, and Sarah Sifuentes from RALLY will lead a workshop to provide hands-on learning and ensure advocates are equipped to use new messaging insights. The RALLY team will share a new messaging framework with key takeaways from recent polling and focus groups, as well […]

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Resuming Accountability: Federal Guidance & What’s Next

States have largely been on a two-year break from their school accountability systems, but recent U.S. Department of Education guidance requires states to resume identifying low-performing schools so that the students who have been most impacted by the pandemic receive the support they need. This guidance also allows states to make some modifications to account […]

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Weight of the Union: State Efforts to Unionize Public Charter Schools

The vast majority of charter schools do not have unionized staff, but a number of states, particularly those that already have a strong union presence, have seen increased efforts to unionize teachers in charter schools. Illinois lawmakers recently introduced unique legislation that would explicitly tie state funding to the implementation of labor peace agreements in […]

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