More than 30 states have already kicked off their 2018 legislative sessions, meaning that advocates across the PIE Network are working to advance a wide range of policies in support of improving education for all students. The Network now connects 74 education advocacy organizations across 33 states and Washington, D.C., and many of these organizations have recently reflected on the bills and policies that they expect to take precedence in the year ahead, both as sessions unfold and as part of their ongoing advocacy agendas.
Check out the following member posts to learn more about their priorities, challenges, and predictions for in 2018:
- Moving Alabama Toward a World-Class Education System: A+ Education Partnership reports that they will align their agenda to the National Center for Education and the Economy’s August 2016 report 9 Building Blocks for a World-Class Education System.
- What Legislation to Watch in 2018 Pt. 1 & Pt. 2: Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM) outlines prominent areas of legislation for the year ahead, including charter school sponsor accountability and virtual education/course access.
- 2018 Legislative Priorities: Colorado Succeeds plans to focus on work-based learning, equitable funding for public charter schools, and four other key issue areas.
- EdTrust–NY Urges State Leaders to Advance Policies that Enhance Education Equity: EdTrust-NY issued a statement of support for several proposals in Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State agenda, including improving access to a diverse teacher workforce and investing in early childhood education.
- 2018 State of the State Highlights: Expect More Arizona analyzes the details of Gov. Ducey’s proposal to increase K-12 education funding.
- Predicting the Top 5 Education Issues for 2018: the Thomas B. Fordham Institute-Ohio predicts that parent power (via homeschooling or private education) and remaking school report cards will be two of the issues making headlines in 2018.
- Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2018: Read more about the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s annual report here.
- 2018 Legislative Priorities: the League of Education Voters plans to prioritize early childhood education, K-12 funding implementation, and more.
- 2018 Legislative Preview: TennesseeCAN reports on focus areas including resources for students with special needs and continued investment in charter schools.
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