Movement Building

Advancing a new paradigm for systems of support and opportunity for children and youth through coalition building and policy change

The Education Redesign Lab is leading a national movement to advance a new vision for public education reform in the U.S.

—one that broadens the focus to an agenda that supports the needs of the whole child from early childhood through to higher education or career training.
 

We have accomplished our initial movement building work through numerous convenings at Harvard, national media outreach, speaking engagements, reports, and the development of a national network of influential, like-minded organizations.

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Advocacy and Policy

EdRedesign's policy agenda focuses on assisting communities to leverage new public funding and services that improve the well-being of vulnerable youth. 

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Public Communication

We partner with the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Office of  Marketing and Communications to develop a comprehensive communications strategy.

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Leadership Development

In June 2017, EdRedesign convened national leaders to explore opportunities to build a coordinated movement.

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Advocacy and Policy

 

kidsWe convene leaders from the fields of policy, practice, and research to nurture a national movement for a broader conception of education and child development.

In partnership with the Children's Funding Project, EdRedesign is supporting communities to map available federal and state funding for children across the areas of education, health, child and youth development, and safety. Click to see the Federal Fiscal Map. This up-to-date Massachusetts Fiscal Mapping Tool was created to support communities across the state as they seek to meet the diverse needs of their children and youth. 

Innovative Financing to Expand Services So Children Can Thrive is a policy brief that shines a light on ten innovative strategies to finance services for children and youth.

 

Leadership Development

 

person raising handIn June 2017, EdRedesign convened national leaders to explore opportunities to build a coordinated movement to address disparities in education and child development.

Participants included The Campaign for Grade-Level ReadingChildren's Aid SocietyCity ConnectsCoalition for Community SchoolsCommunities in SchoolsForum for Youth InvestmentHarlem Children's ZonePromise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLinkSay Yes to Education, and StriveTogether. In addition to state policy change, participants identified the need to train community leaders in managing complex, cross-sector initiatives that yield positive outcomes for children at scale.

In 2018, we co-organized the Inaugural Leadership Institute, “Strengthening Community Leadership to Help All Children Thrive.” Twenty community teams from across the U.S. participated in the five-day training (see agenda). The Institute was led by faculty from Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT as well as national leaders.

 

 

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