Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019: Insights from Across the Network
December 17, 2019

In the last year, Network advocates shared their expertise with colleagues across communities, states, and ideological lineshelping other leaders to maximize their impact and improve outcomes for all students. PIE Network’s top 5 blog posts of 2019 include candid advice from leaders, insights into award-winning advocacy campaigns, and more.

1. Advocacy to Watch: 2019 Eddies! Winners & Nominees

The Eddies!—advocate-nominated awards—provide an annual opportunity to feature excellent policymaking and advocacy campaigns, leaders who consistently go above and beyond to help their peers advance state policy, and artfully organized coalitions.

2. PIE Network Leadership Institute: Fifth Cohort

The most recent cohort of the PIE Network Leadership Institute is made up of two dozen dynamic leaders that hail from Hawaii to Delaware, span the ideological spectrum, lead small to large organizations, and represent a range of advocacy approaches.

3. International Women’s Day: Leaders Share Candid Advice & Biggest Impact

Advocacy is tough work—and many advocates face the added challenge of breaking barriers for future generations of leaders. In recognition of both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, PIE Network celebrated women leading across the Network.

4. Low-Hanging Fruit: How Automatic Enrollment in Advanced Coursework is Leveling the Playing Field

Network members in Colorado, North Carolina, and Washington State shared details about their Eddies! award-winning advocacy efforts to advance automatic enrollment policies, which ensure that students with qualifying test scores in a particular subject are automatically enrolled in advanced coursework in the same subject area.

5. The Class Of 2019: Introducing the Network’s Newest Members

Twelve new members joined the PIE Network in 2019, including a range of single-state advocacy organizations, state charter associations, and organizations supported by national networks. These teams bring expertise in engaging parents and educators in advocacy and policymaking, building partnerships with state policymakers and the business community, and supporting charter schools.

To connect with any of the members and partners mentioned above, or share ideas for PIE Network blog posts in 2020, please reach out.


    Christina Dobratz

    Christina is PIE Network's Manager, Communications & Policy  


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