ASCD Urges All Educators to Stay Informed and Involved
Alexandria, VA (11/7/12) —With the election decided, it is crucial for educators to become involved to ensure education remains a top priority for the Obama administration and the 113th Congress. ASCD, the leading provider of programs, products, and services for educators, has a few great ways for educators to stay informed and help shape future education policy.
Join Educator Advocates: For educators passionate about policy on the local, state, and federal levels, ASCD offers the Educator Advocates program to empower educators to speak up and shape our nation’s future. Educator advocates may access our action center where participants can learn more about the issues and reach out to their legislators. Educator advocates also receive ASCD’s Policy Points newsletter (PDF), which spotlights timely education policy issues of importance to all educators.
Read Policy Priorities: ASCD’s policy newsletter provides background and context for crucial, timely education policy issues. Administrators, teachers, families, policymakers, journalists, and others read Policy Priorities to better inform the decisions they make and the work they do. Policy Priorities is published six times each year—two digital editions and four print editions that are mailed to all ASCD Premium members.
Sign up to receive Capitol Connection: The weekly e-newsletter provides the inside scoop on federal policy and helps educators share their expertise with lawmakers about issues that matter. This free e-newsletter provides readers with the latest education policy news and developments as well as opportunities to take action.
Check out ASCD’s Common Core State Standards resources: ASCD’s Common Core State Standards page provides the resources that educators need to understand and implement the new standards. In addition to free resources such as webinars and the Core Connection e-newsletter, the page also lists relevant resources such as PD Online® courses, EduCore, institutes, and DVDs.
“Educators’ input must be heeded on Capitol Hill and in the White House so that policies help make positive changes in our country’s classrooms,” said Dr. Gene R. Carter, Executive Director and CEO of ASCD. “Now is the perfect time for educators at all levels to get informed and get involved so that our country’s leaders can make educated decisions based on what will best support the success of each learner.”
For more information on ASCD’s policy and advocacy work, visit www.ascd.org/policy and follow @ASCD on Twitter. For more information on ASCD’s other programs, products, and services or to join ASCD, visit www.ascd.org.
- Katie Test, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5608 or by e-mail.
- Stephen Wakefield, communications director, 1-703-575-5764 or by e-mail.