What We Do

Our Mission

EdVoice Institute is reshaping public education in California so that students from low-income communities have futures filled with opportunity.

About EdVoice Institute

The EdVoice Institute for Research and Education (EdVoice Institute) was created in 2006 as a sister organization to EdVoice, a 501(c)(4) established in 2000 by a group of educational philanthropists. 
Our purpose is to ensure that low-income students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for college, career, and life. 
To do so, we leverage our deep expertise in education–along with our more than 20 partner organizations–to provide EdVoice, state legislators, school leaders, and the general public with evidence-based policy recommendations grounded in our comprehensive policy agenda.
EdVoice uses these recommendations to prioritize advocacy actions including direct lobbying efforts, communication campaigns, and grassroots organizing to influence the passage of legislation in the identified policy areas. They prioritize engagement with policy recommendations based on potential scale of impact for low-income students and political viability in the current legislative landscape. 
Once policies are passed, we focus on the implementation and accountability of changes to ensure they are having the intended effect in classrooms.  If they are not, we follow up with the Governor’s team and Department of Education to share our findings. And, if need be, we will use litigation to ensure proper implementation. 
We know that redesigning education policies in California is complex and resource intensive. Advancing policy will require persistence, collaboration, expertise, and–most of all–time. 
While it may take several years to pass all of the policies outlined in EdVoice Institute’s agenda, our team plans to be around to see it through. We are committed to the cause because changing policy changes lives. A high-quality education can lead to future opportunities for children to attend college, attain a rewarding career, and have a better chance at a safe, secure, healthy, and fulfilling life. 


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