Earlier this year we shared our organizational vision for building a truly nationwide network of advocates running campaigns of all shapes and sizes to move us closer to the excellent and equitable education our kids deserve. Today we’re thrilled to announce a big step forward towards that vision with Partnership for Educational Justice joining the 50CAN family as an affiliate organization.

You can read more about this new partnership in Politico. 

Partnership for Educational Justice was founded by Campbell Brown in 2014 to pursue education advocacy through impact litigation that empowers families and communities to improve the quality of public schools. PEJ currently supports three landmark lawsuits that aim to put students’ needs at the forefront of learning by challenging unjust state education practices in New York (Wright v. New York), Minnesota (Forslund v. Minnesota) and New Jersey (HG v. Harrington). It will continue to do so under the PEJ name.

In the coming months our teams will also work together to explore ways that legal strategies can help secure meaningful changes that will help provide a high-quality education to all kids. We know that there is so much work to be done to ensure that every child is provided with the education that helps them reach their full potential, and we’re inspired by the trail that PEJ has blazed.

PEJ joins Virginia Excels and Student Success California as affiliates inside the 50CAN network. We look forward to sharing more organizational updates in the coming weeks about this new branch of 50CAN and ways for passionate citizen advocates to get involved in our shared vision for the future.

Marc Porter Magee Ph.D is the CEO and founder of 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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