14 Days of Advocacy

Ready … TGIF! Thank goodness it’s Friday — one more opportunity to participate in our 14 Days of Advocacy campaign. It’s not too late to communicate the issues and make sure our voice is heard at the state Capitol. The start of the 2016 legislative session is just a few days away. If…

Ready … We have two days remaining in 14 Days of Advocacy campaign. This presents two more opportunities for you to partner with MSBA to be effective advocates as school board members. Let’s work together to communicate the issues and make sure our voice is heard at the state Capitol. The…

Ready It’s Hump Day! If only we could get over the hump to allow school districts the flexibility in implementing and designing school-based early learning programs and have it fully funded! As we continue our 14 Days of Advocacy, we encourage you to share your thoughts with our elected officials. Imagine…

Ready … We are continuing on our 14 Days of Advocacy by addressing key legislative issues. As many of you know, we usually have MSBA Day at the Capitol to visit with legislators and share our stories. This session, we can’t be there physically, but we can be there virtually. Sometimes we…

Ready … We hope the next five days of advocacy tips will give you direction on how to partner with MSBA and to be effective advocates as school board members. Our goal is to communicate the issues and make sure our voice is heard at the state Capitol. If we…

Ready … MSBA recently introduced its priorities for the 2016 legislative session. Though it is a short session, we must all share MSBA’s legislative priorities with our legislators for there to be discussion and movement. Although it’s not a budget year, the state has an estimated $1.2 billion surplus and education will be…

Ready Congratulations on trying new things, encouraging others to be an advocate for public education and committing to Minnesota’s students. We have been sharing Facebook posts, tweets, eNewsletters and more. As we get closer to the 2016 legislative session (which begins on March 8), MSBA’s Monday Morning Coffee conference call…

  Ready Forums, round tables and coffee shop discussions with your state representatives are all great ways to get and share information. Many legislators hold town hall meetings before, during and/or after session. Town hall meetings are an opportunity for them to share the issues expected to be raised during the legislative…

Ready Parent organizations can have many names (Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Parent Association), but they all bring together one thing — involved parents. Parents care deeply about their student’s learning experience and outcomes. Once knowledgeable about issues in your district, parents are great advocates to share their…

Ready “It’s just someone’s opinion …” “I read an editorial …” These statements will somehow find a way into many conversations. People seek to be informed and want to discuss what is happening in the world. In OUR world of education, there are many issues our school districts deal with…

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