With a similar theme to my recent report on teacher/policy expert communication, this report by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year takes a closer look at educator involvement in the policy-making process.
My report on how educators and policy experts can work together to bridge the gap between their two very different but interrelated worlds. Inside, you’ll find:
- Results from two surveys (one for educators, one for policy experts) that explore how they currently communicate, how often this communication occurs, and how they’d like to hear from one another in the future.
- Two case studies exploring how states and organizations that represent educators have successfully worked together to inform policy decisions.
- A spreadsheet of organizations that represent teachers, principals, and district leaders and their methods for engaging in policy discussions.
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This report, from the Center for American Progress (CAP), gives a great overview of the teacher voice organizations currently out there and how they operate. It was very helpful in my own research, and is a great resource for teachers interested in getting more involved in the ed policy world.