Tuesday May 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
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Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute 
47 E. 65th St
New York, NY 10065

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Ashley Berner: Deputy Director 
CUNY Institute of Education Policy at Roosevelt House 

New Education Advocacy Organizations in the U.S. States: Their Current Influence and Potential Future Role in K-12 Policy Development

Amid growing interest in improving K-12 public education, in the past two decades, about five dozen new education advocacy organizations have emerged across the U.S. states.

Often formed and sustained with the help of foundations, typically these groups have advanced policy agendas focused on issues like accountability, educator quality, data transparency and choice.

Paul Manna, co-author of a new study on these organizations, reflects on the basic characteristics of these new education advocacy organizations and the diverse roles they have come to play in state education policy debates.

Unlike more traditional education advocacy organizations, which historically have represented teachers and school or district management groups, these new actors generally do not have large numbers of dues-paying members or affiliates drawn from those employed in public education.

Based on the study he also will offer recommendations for the organizations themselves and their potential foundation supporters.