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What You Can Do
If you want to help promote effective education policies and influence policymakers to benefit your students and colleagues
For additional information about ASCD's legislative priorities, please contact the ASCD Policy Team.
Developed by ASCD members, the 2016 ASCD Legislative Agenda (PDF) outlines the association's public policy priorities.
Effective communities strive to collaboratively support the whole child and envision school success in terms of students and staff who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Conditions for creating a system that supports the whole learner include the assurance of equity and access to high-quality educational opportunities.
ASCD calls on policymakers and stakeholders to align educational programs and create a coherent system to support and develop the whole learner, from early childhood to graduation. Establishing the following policy recommendations will promote the success of students, educators, schools, communities, and the nation.
A foundation of systemic support—across families, schools, and communities—is necessary for students to achieve and thrive. Now, more than ever, the development and growth of the whole child must be systemically promoted through
As schools and communities embrace a broader, more comprehensive definition of student success that prepares graduates for college, career, citizenship, and lifelong learning, next-generation accountability systems must
Teachers and school leaders are the two most important in-school factors for student achievement, and they deserve the recognition and resources to maximize student learning and prepare our young people for the future. Policymakers must ensure that each student has access to effective educators by
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