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COVID Resources: Education

August 20, 2020 in , ,

The Department of Education and the White House are pressuring schools to open in the fall but are providing little to no guidance for doing so safely, threatening to withhold funding for states or districts who do not comply. While the pressure to reopen schools in the fall grows, so does the number of coronavirus […]

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Floridians Want State Lawmakers to Act on Threats Created by COVID Crisis

August 4, 2020 in , , , , , ,

Strong support for progressive solutions to help working families and ensure the elections are accessible and safe A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Florida voters hold deep concerns over the risk that COVID-19 poses to their health and the impact on the economy and the election.  Two in three Floridians […]

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Maryland Voters Support a Progressive, Pro-Worker Agenda

January 30, 2020 in , , , , , ,

Voters also prioritize public education and are receptive to expanding revenue sources As stagnating wages continue to take a toll on the middle class, a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Maryland voters value quality public education in the state and are strongly supportive of a progressive, pro-worker economic agenda. Education […]

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Mainers Concerned About Economy and Health Care, Support the Recent Actions Taken in the 2019 Legislative Session

August 6, 2019 in , , , ,

A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Mainers are concerned about pocketbook economic issues, the affordability of health care, and education. Mainers also support recent state legislative actions to address these issues and the direction Maine is going after the 2019 legislative session. Legislators took significant steps in the 2019 session […]

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Progressives Fight for Sunrise Agenda in Stormy Legislative Session

May 6, 2019 in , , , ,

By James Chan, Florida State Director Progressive legislators and partners kicked off the 2019 legislative session with a bold Sunrise Agenda focused on the economy, affordable health care, education, the environment and a welcoming Florida.   But during the legislative session, conservatives, who control both chambers, refused to debate the priorities that Floridians identify as […]

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Fighting for Families Through an Allegiance to Public Schools in Tennessee and Nationwide

February 6, 2018 in , , , ,

As part of SiX’s 2018 #FightingForFamilies Week of Action, Lyn Hoyt, State Alliance Coordinator for the Tennessee Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, wrote a guest blog on the importance of investing and supporting K-12 public schools and advancing local efforts supporting community schools in Tennessee and nationwide.     By Lyn Hoyt  Public schools are the vehicle through which we guarantee all children a free education from kindergarten through 12th grade.  In our collective […]

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SiX Releases 2016 End-of-Session Legislative Report

July 1, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As we look back at 2016 legislative activity in statehouses across the country, and as partisan gridlock in Washington keeps Congress at a standstill, it’s clear the most important policy fights have shifted to the states. This year, progressives and conservatives continued to battle at the state level over laws that will impact our lives […]

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