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: Best Implementation

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category highlights the necessary implementation work to ensure that breakthrough policies or laws lead to sustained impact for students. Advocates know that passing policy is only the beginning of the work to change outcomes and opportunities for students. This is […]

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2022 Eddies Awards: Power to the People Campaign

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category features grassroots policy and advocacy campaigns at the local level that responded to community needs, grew from community power, and transformed opportunities for students and families in their community.  See a complete list of 2022 nominees in all Eddies! categories. Staff at PIE […]

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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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The Implications of Carson v. Makin on School Choice

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carson v. Makin ruled that states cannot prohibit religious schools from participating in private school choice programs. But, the greater implications of the decision are not yet clear. How will support for private school choice programs change, particularly in states that are less friendly to school choice? Will […]

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Assessing without Bias: How Vendors Create Tests to Measure What Matters

Assessments are critical windows into students’ academic performance and offer valuable insights–if they measure relevant knowledge and skills and are free of bias. Join this session with experts from New Meridian and NWEA to learn more about how leading testing vendors are working to create valid and reliable assessments that accurately measure student achievement and […]

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NAEP Trends: Updated Long-Term Trends Data & A Growing Gap Between the Highest- and Lowest-Performing Students

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show a widening gap between our nation’s highest- and lowest-performing students across grades and subjects. This trend started before the onset of the pandemic. Lesley Muldoon (National Assessment Governing Board) and Marty West (National Assessment Governing Board Board Member) will share data illustrating that between 2009 […]

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Survey Says: August 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. Education Next released the results of their 16th annual survey: 52% of Americans give their local public schools an A or a B grade, and 22% give all schools nationwide a similarly […]

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Survey Says: July 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. EdChoice released a report of a national poll of teachers fielded in June. Their poll revealed: Teachers reported spending just over $500 of their own money in the past school year on classroom […]

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