To us, reimagining American K–12 education is more than a just cause, it’s the most important work we can do as a democracy. Equipped with nonpartisan research and proven tools, 50CAN citizen-advocates drive the creation of stronger, more equitable schools in every state and community in our network.

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Read the 50CAN Strategic Plan

50CAN has drafted a new strategic plan to serve as a roadmap on this journey forward, organized around four big bets to democratize education advocacy itself.

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50CAN 2017 Campaign Goals

Campaign progress report: South Carolina and Tennessee

Two state campaigns in the 50CAN network, SouthCarolinaCAN and TennesseeCAN, recently wrapped up their legislative sessions. We’re proud of the success they’ve achieved, the progress made on several initiatives together and the hard-fought losses that will pave the way for the campaigns to come next year.

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Stronger together

The 50CAN network grows every year to include more CANs, affiliates, fellowship communities, neighborhood initiatives and more. Here’s a peek at where we work.

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Morganne Firmstone

Director of Advocacy & Public Affairs


Jonathan Cetel

Executive Director


Michael O’Sullivan

Executive Director


Ned Stanley

Deputy Director

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