Yesterday was a big day for 50CAN: RI-CAN and MinnCAN each sent out the very first edition of their education research roundup.
Each month the national policy & research team will join forces with the government relations & policy managers of each state CAN to round up the latest education reform research, summarize the key findings, and explain the implications of those findings for their state.
Many of us at 50CAN are still reflecting on last week’s 50CAN U campaign boot camp, a week entirely focused on learning about the necessary components of an effective state legislative campaign: great research and policy, communications and mobilization and advocacy support. Personally, I’ve been reflecting about what it means to pick policies worth advocating for.
This is the first day of class for 50CAN U. Every Thursday Gretchen Guffy, 50CAN U dean of policy & research, and Karen Silverman, 50CAN U dean of advocacy, will take turns checking in and discussing what the 50CAN team is currently reading and learning to become better advocates and education policy experts.