There are many ways to help improve your schools!

1. This Site!
Subscribe to the site however it best fits you. Using Facebook, Twitter, RSS or even email is a quick and easy way to stay on top of everything that is happening. We are always looking for contributors so just fill out the Contact Us form if you’d like to write. The more viewpoints the better!

2. Get Involved in Your Child’s School:
One of the greatest contributions, not to mention a great way to see education in action is to volunteer in your child’s classroom. Participate or help start a parent group if one does not currently exist.

3. Be Aware Locally:
Know what is going on in your district. Attend school board meetings and district outreach events. Talk to your teachers and ask about curriculum and the daily class schedule. Ask what tests are administered and when.

4. Be Aware Politically:
Understand what your local, state and federal government programs are doing and find out what government is pursuing. Read and understand programs such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Email your representatives with your concerns or suggestions.

Check out the Helpful Links section to get quick access to resource and information sites to help you on your journey towards improvement!

Finally, don’t get discouraged and don’t go it alone. There are too many others that want to improve their schools and sometimes it’s just a matter of reaching out to make connections. Change is hard to accomplish. But keep charging, use your volunteer efforts wisely and don’t forget to look back at the progress you made. You can do it!

 

2 Responses to Get Involved

  1. Elly says:

    Regarding #2 above, I am seeking people to collaborate on developing (national and local) parent-teacher learning networks, which would be groups to help promote and use the technology that already exists in their childrens’/students’ schools. I’ve written extensively on the topic and advocate it on my website, http://www.schoodl.com, I would like to help set up these groups and collaborate with anyone interested. Please contact me for more information.

  2. Kyle Perry says:

    Keep up the good fight!

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