Survey Says: October 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. The University of Southern California Rossier School of Education has released new survey data, conducted through the Understanding America Study, with new takeaways on the teaching of “controversial” issues: Americans overwhelmingly agree […]

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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: 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: 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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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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Tennessee’s New Funding Formula: A Conversation with Advocacy Leaders

Tennessee leaders made big moves in the 2022 legislative session, as the state passed a major bill to modernize its education finance system and direct resources where they are needed most through the adoption of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) formula. Join this session to hear from PIE Network leaders on what this […]

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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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