February 20-21, 2021

Welcome! The Education Policython is a weekend-long event aiming to platform student-drafted policy proposals, hosted by the Policy for the People and co-hosted by our partnered organization, Partners for Patients NGO.

Students Improving Schools


Livestream Links

Chime platform: https://eduthon.can.chime.live/app/app.html

Mentoring: https://encoreglobal.zoom.us/j/92989224782?pwd=WTVqNXMvR0U5WDZMY3YzZU9mUE5Xdz09#success

Link of links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vE6oY4HoZMXXlCF9ze4_T_YJU5lD88Vm8euvtc1i56U/edit

Competition Resources

  1. We’ve created a Participant Guidebook for you to reference and browse through as you prepare for the event. Please take advantage of the resources included in this document as we move closer to the start of the event.
  2. Check out our Event Resources & Problem Statements, as well as our Rubric. These documents should guide the proposal writing process, and inform you of what the judges will be looking for when assessing your submissions.
  3. View our Schedule of Events to learn more about our workshops, speakers, and an overview of the event’s agenda.
  4. If you missed anything, you can view our opening and closing ceremony slides!
  5. Click here for the submission form!

About the Event

We encourage covering one of seven subject matters in particular:


  1. Standardized Testing (and ESSA)
  2. Mental Health
  3. Assessment & Accountability
  4. Improving Online Teaching
  5. Racial and Socioeconomic Equity
  6. Special Learning Needs
  7. Extracurricular Education and Sports

However, you’re invited to also incorporate un-listed topics of your own into your writing pieces, so long as they’re relevant to our theme of educational policy.

We’ve amassed over 11 sponsors, partners, and community partners to bring together this experience for you. Throughout this weekend, (starting at 11am EST on Saturday, February 20th, going until 5pm EST on Sunday, February 21st), we’ll have a plethora of workshops, resources, and events available for you to partake in, including interactive speaking sessions with representatives of Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, and Voters Choose.

Additional Information