ADDITIONAL WEB RESOURCESNational and State Campaigns
All In For Public Education
Source: National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
Synopsis: An advocacy resource for those seeking strategies and tactics to build more support for public education, All In is designed as a collective web resource for some of the best advocacy tactics, articles and insight on becoming a stronger advocate for public education. 301-519-0496 (phone)
NSPRA also recommends a number of national, state and local advocacy programs (including the Georgia Vision Project), asking that those interested in using materials to contact the campaigns before using materials.Stand Up 4 Public Schools
- http://www.nspra.org/all-in/recent-articles (Advocacy Articles)
- http://www.nspra.org/pstw (Public Schools That Work)
- http://www.nspra.org/all-in/this-is-public-education (This Is Public Education)
Link: http://www.standup4publicschools.orgSource: National School Boards Association (NSBA)Synopsis: Launched in partnership with member state associations and featuring celebrity “public schools advocates,” the campaign works to counter the aggressive, well-funded attacks on public education. A central tenet of the celebrity-driven campaign, “Who I am today began with public education,” is paired with the rejoinder, “Today’s public schools are better than ever.” Key campaign assets are in the public domain and may be downloaded from the campaign microsite (link above).
Raise Your Hand for Public Education
Source: National Education Association (NEA)Synopsis: A national initiative designed to renew a call to action to education stakeholders, including educators, parents and community leaders, to commit to great public schools for all students. Through this initiative, stakeholders are empowered to make a difference through donations, legislative action, and a day of action.
For the People: A Vision for Oklahoma Public Education
Source: Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and the Oklahoma State School Boards AssociationSynopsis: A collaborative, research-based vision for public education, developed by a statewide committee and shared with school board members, educators, policymakers, and parents. A video, full report, community engagement guide and other resources are available.
We Go Public
Source: Bexar County Public Schools (San Antonio, Tex.)Synopsis: A campaign that encourages stakeholders to invest time, money, and energy in loving their local schools, focusing on what happens daily in Bexar’s 15 Independent School Districts. A true community partnership, the initiative is led in part by leaders from major local companies. Includes videos and messages on Why Go Public.Learning FIRST AllianceAbout: The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools. We share examples of success, encourage collaboration at every level, and work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education based on solid research. Member organizations include national groups representing teachers, principals, district leaders, school board members, counselors, and parents. 703-647-5022 (phone)
The Horace Mann LeagueLink: http://www.hmleague.orgAbout: The Horace Mann League is an organization for school leaders and superintendents focused on advocating for public schools. 360-821 9877 (phone)Highlighted Resources:
- http://blog.hmleague.org/ (HML Weekly Blog)
- http://blog.hmleague.org/public-education-matters/ (Public Education Matters! Leadership, Leverage, and Learning, superintendents of New York’s school districts)
Educating the Total ChildSource: American Association of School Administrators (AASA)Synopsis: Through Educating the Total Child advocacy campaign, AASA members are committed to creating the conditions necessary for all students to become successful, lifelong learners. 703-528-0700 (phone)Highlights:
- http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Policy_and_Advocacy/files/EducatingTotalChild_FINAL.pdf (Position Paper)
- http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Policy_and_Advocacy/files/ETCMessagePoints.doc (Key Messages)
- http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Policy_and_Advocacy/files/ETCFAQ.doc (FAQs)
- http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Policy_and_Advocacy/files/ETCFactSheet.doc (Fact Sheet)
PTA Three For MeSource: National PTASynopsis: A PTA program to involve parents and families in support of children and their education, whenever and wherever they can. Includes Promise Cards, Certificates, Benefits Tipsheet, Leader Guide, Survey, and more.Every Child in FocusSource: National PTASynopsis: A campaign to strengthen family engagement in schools that celebrates achievements and reports disparities among the unique groups within our diverse school populations, following a monthly calendar that focuses on a particular group each month. Groups include children who are Hispanic, Urban, American Indian, Special needs, Urban, African American, Foster, Rural, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Military, American.
Great Ideas for Great Public SchoolsSource: National Educators Association (NEA)Synopsis: State-by-state examples from NEA members of successful innovations in school transformation.ArticlesGetting Common Core Right: What We’ve LearnedLink: http://www.learningfirst.org/sites/default/files/assets/WhatWe%27veLearnedFINAL.pdfSource: Learning First Alliance (LFA)Synopsis: A new LFA initiative, Get It Right, offers insight into what states and districts implementing the Common Core are doing to “get it right.”