At EdAllies, we work to remove barriers that our allies (educators, parents, students, and stakeholders) identify as they seek to make schools more equitable across lines of race, ethnicity, home language, and ability. To do this work effectively, we can’t simply listen to you when you identify a problem—we also need to work with you in crafting solutions, strategizing, and advocating. One way we do that is through our Community Allies program, where get direct feedback from you on specific issues.
This year, we have three emerging issue areas where we need feedback, insight, direction, and support:
- school performance transparency;
- strengthening the educator pipeline; and
- choice and quality.
On each issue, we’ll host three meetings between October 2018 and May 2019. At each meeting, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the issue, hear the latest policy developments, participate in strategic discussions, and give concrete feedback on how EdAllies can be more effective. Then, in summer 2019, we’ll host a convening for members from all three groups to reflect on our progress, discuss lessons learned, and identify next steps for EdAllies.
Who should participate
If you’re passionate about education policy and want to support EdAllies’ work, we want you at the table! Community Allies is open to:
- parents and families;
- advocates; and
- community members.
How to participate
Click here to find details on upcoming meetings and to register for whatever issue(s) appeal to you! We’ll then follow up with more information and next steps.