June 27, 2022 3:31 pm

Grassroots Education Network- June 2022 Newsletter

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The NPE Grassroots Education Network is a nationwide network of 185 grassroots organizations that have joined together to preserve, promote, improve, and strengthen our public schools. If you know of a group that would like to join this powerful network, please go here to sign on. 

If you have any questions about the NPE Grassroots Education Network, please contact Marla Kilfoyle, NPE Grassroots Education Network Liaison, at marlakilfoyle@networkforpubliceducation.org

Notes from Marla

The 2022 NPE Conference was a great success. After three attempts to hold the conference, we finally met in Philadelphia. We want to thank all of our keynotes, panelists, and attendees for allowing us to put on a safe and successful conference. You can access the conference pictures here. You can access a few articles for a full rundown of the conference. Here is NPE’s article. Here is an article written by Tom Ultican. Finally, here is an article written by David Berliner. We hope to see you at the conference next year.  

National Organizing

Network for Public Education’s statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Carson v. Makin can be found here. Check out Defending the Early Years newsletter with details for their Summer Institute, Nancy’s review of Forever Young by their own Bill Crain, and a podcast with Alissa Mwenelupembe of NAEYC. This month, In The Public Interest, wrote that Florida’s Gov. DeSantis is on a crusade to destroy public education and enrich his friends. The Journey for Justice Alliance held their national convening this month in Baltimore. The theme was review, realign, and refresh. The Schott Foundation released their Justice Is The Foundation report. The report has new data on racial equity and racial justice funding in education philanthropy. You can read the report here. Be sure to keep up with the latest on testing by reading the Fairtest newsletter. This month, Rethinking Schools shared a new book, “Choreographing for Justice” by Emily Todras. To learn more, go here. The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy shared that on May 6, two million students in N.Y. The state alone may have had their privacy violated by the massive Illuminate data breach; students in C.T. and C.O. were also affected. You can read more about that here. Each month Parents for Public Schools will release a Clearinghouse issue on the 2nd and 4th Monday. The focus in their latest issue is the new twist on learning loss – student disengagement and the significant drop in student enrollment mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its expected lingering effects. Parents Across America has a fantastic website full of resources for parents nationwide.

The Badass Teachers Association (BATs) focused on a campaign for communities and schools to read banned books this month. Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education (USA) has a public Facebook group that features information from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. about how communities navigate the worldwide COVID crisis. The Ontario (Canada) Secondary School Teachers Federation released its Education Forum magazine this month. Support Our Students Alberta exposes charter school proliferation in their area in this Facebook post. Wear Red for Ed has an active open Facebook page that tracks the Red for Ed movement nationwide. Uniting to Save Our Schools (USOS) held its third webinar this month on the National Days of Teaching Truth. First Focus Campaign for Children held a Kids and Covid webinar late last month. They discussed the impacts of the pandemic on education and school nutrition programs. Kinderchat hosts its popular Twitter chat every Monday at 9 PM EST. The conversations are informative and provide excellent resources for teaching kindergartners. Check them out on Twitter at #Kinderchat. Kinderchat also has a fantastic website full of resources. Instituto Nueva Escuela held a webinar this month for parents on selecting books for little ones. In 2019 Fairplay urged the FTC to make sure that children were protected when it comes to ed-tech. Today, they announced plans to enforce some critical protections for kids in a new enforcement policy for the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). Fairplay’s Josh Golin told Axios, “I’m hoping that it signals that the FTC is going to be looking very closely at how companies are using the data they’re collecting from children in schools.”

Equal Opportunity Schools Equal Opportunity is seeking a Partnership Director, who is socially responsible, in-tune with race and diversity in education, and is drawn towards equity. For more information, go hereUniting for Children and Youth (Canada) are concerned citizens of Ottawa-Outaouais. Its mission is to build awareness of how we can make life better for children and youth. Head over to their open Facebook page to keep up with news, and events, from Canada. To keep up with what  The National Educators United are doing, visit their website. Saphron Initiative took part in a rally late last month to call for collective bargaining and educators’ right to organize. 

State Organizing 

Please use this clearinghouse of information to inform people in the various states about the NPE Grassroots Education Network organizations. Please encourage people to join them and support their work! Call family, friends, and colleagues to join the fight to save public education. This section is also a place to get great ideas on organizing and actions. 


SOS (Support our Students) shares information about the Corporate Education Reform movement and Common Core. Be sure to visit their Facebook page for updated information.


Grassroots Arkansas drafted a letter to the Little Rock School Board about their decision to close Booker Magnet and Meadowcliff Elementary. This judgment would evict over 500 children from their schools. 


Voices for education are working hard to update the public on news regarding public education in Arizona. Be sure to visit Arizonans for Charter School Accountability website, which offers resources that compare charter school and public school spending. Save Our Schools Arizona was quoted in this article in the Arizona Mirror about education funding. Arizona Educators United held a May Day workers picnic this month. 


California Educators United is a rank and file-led network of educators and supporters of public education. They are part of the racial equity and social justice movement, fully funded public education through progressive taxation, and pro-public education and anti-privatization. To follow their actions, go here. The Public Core program, Between Two Teachers, is informative. To view all their archived programs, go here.  The Association of RAZA Educators is located in Los Angeles. If you live in the area and are interested in joining their monthly meetings, go hereBay Area Collective Keeping Privatizers Away from Community Schools (BACKPACS) is an organization dedicated to strengthening and protecting public education in the Bay Area. Go here to follow what they are working on. Educators for Democratic Schools-Oakland open Facebook page reports all that is happening in the Oakland Unified School District. Parents Supporting Teachers created a document that responded to the new LAUSD Superintendent’s 100-day plan. Head to their website to check it out. The San Francisco Berniecrats Education Justice Committee opposed the actions and tactics of the S.F. Redistricting Task Force. They have continued to create maps that blatantly tear apart marginalized communities across their city. Please read the statement from their Executive Board. Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco joined the network this month! To learn more about their work, visit their website


Pueblo Education Coalition’s goal is to represent educators, parents, community members, students, and all stakeholders toward positive change for Pueblo’s public education. To keep up with their movements, go hereTaxpayers for Public Education work hard to stop voucher expansion in Colorado. To keep up with their work, be sure to visit their website.  


Connecticut Public Schools Advocates Children are Connecticut families and educators advocating for safe, equitable, fully funded public schools. Go to their open Facebook page to see what they are working on. Children Are More Than Test Scores has a vibrant Facebook page full of discussion and information about the fight for public schools. Head over to join the conversation and to connect. Re: public Ed informs Connecticut residents about the state, local, and federal education policies that impact teaching and learning. New London Parent Advocates updates their open Facebook page weekly with all that is happening in the New London Public Schools.


The Friends of Christina School District joined the network this month. They are our first Delaware group, so we are happy to have them. To learn more about their work, go here


The Fund Education NOW website is full of information and resources for Florida residents who want to keep up with education news. Florida BATs and Broward BATs post the latest updates on how the Florida COVID surge is impacting schools. Go here and here for updates. Pastors for Florida Children took part in a Florida Clergy Gathering this month. The Florida Council of Churches rescheduled their webinar Save our Vote and Our Democracy to June. Opt-Out Florida Network highlighted teacher Brandt Robinson on their Facebook page this month. Brandt noted, “On the 68th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, we should reflect on the toll paid by many African American educators, who sacrificed, lost jobs, or were never hired by white schools. We still experience the impact today.”  Pinellas Parents Advocating for Public Schools organizes on a private Facebook page. Have them join to connect if you know of anyone in the Pinellas area. Protect Our Public Schools, Manasota believes that free, quality public education is a right for all children and is necessary for the optimal functioning of a democratic society. To keep up with their movements during the COVID-19 crisis, go hereMiami-Dade County Public School District Parents are a grassroots group giving a voice to parents of students in any Miami-Dade County Public School. Go here to keep up with any events they are holding in the Miami-Dade area. UnitED for Florida Children has a website full of resources and information. Go here to check it out. Hillsborough Public School Advocates Hillsborough Public School Advocates continue working on details for their Starship Yacht fundraiser in September, following NPE’s charter school calls to action. Still, the most significant update is their grassroots movement for education on the state’s underfunding of their Florida schools. Jessica DuBois, Chair, Ellen Lyons, budget expert, and Paula Castano were interviewed on the funding issues in the state of Florida and our county by their local ABC Action News station. Democratic Public Education Caucus of Florida DPECF President Scott Hottenstein spoke at the Florida Council of Churches workshop on public education presented by Pastors for Florida Children this month. Families for Safe Schools joined the network this month. To learn more about them, go hereAmericans United for the Separation of Church Atlantic Coast Chapter joined the network this month. To learn about their work, go here. 


Public Education Matters Georgia is a statewide organization committed to fostering community support for quality public education in G.A. through outreach, information, and advocacy. To keep up with their advocacy, go hereMoms and Dads Now Enduring Surrealistic Stupidity (MADNESS) shared this powerful letter about standardized testing from an Athens, GA student. Opt-Out Georgia organized the opt-out movement in Georgia via a closed Facebook group of over 8,000 members. If you live in Georgia or know someone who does, encourage them to connect with this group. The Georgia Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) was founded in 1990 to bring together individuals from all academic levels and disciplines and diverse educational institutions, organizations, occupations, and communities interested in multicultural education. NAME is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism. To keep up with their actions, visit their websiteThe Georgia Youth Justice Coalition hosted an education justice summit this month. 


Parents for Public Schools Hawaii focused on child and adolescent mental health this month. 


Illinois Raise Your Hand hosted a gathering for their LSC parents this month. Illinois Families for Public Schools shared a bit announcement on their Facebook page this month about testing. The State Board meeting this month in Springfield—more than a year after State Superintendent Carmen Ayala unveiled a proposal to expand the state testing system to three times a year testing in 3-8th and state-funded testing for K-2, that proposal is being put on hold, and they “will reconsider changing the end-of-year exam once schools return to normalcy after the pandemic.”


The Indiana Coalition for Public Education has great #PublicSchoolsUniteUs yard signs available to Indiana citizens. Go here for more information. Indiana Coalition for Public Schools – Monroe County’s new campaign, Public Schools are Filled With Traditions, is terrific! Head over to their Facebook page to check it out. The Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education highlight their most popular post from the end of this month. The mission of the Northwest Indiana Coalition for Public Education is to advocate for high-quality and equitable public education for every child in NWI. Go here to keep up with what they are working on. Washington Township Parent Council Network celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week this month by asking the community to take specific actions to support teachers. Go here for more information on this campaign. 


Iowans for Public Education congratulated Iowans on defeating vouchers again this year. 


Game on for Kansas Schools was thankful that the veto of the total ban on transgender participation in girls’ and women’s sports was sustained late last month. Go here for more information. The Personnel Association of Lawrence- Communication Workers of Americacontinues to advocate for the four hundred and twenty-eight paraeducators and other classified staff who make less than $15 an hour. They are fighting for a raise for ALL classified staff and improving their working conditions. 


Dear JCPS mission is to fight for improving public education opportunities and outcomes for ALL KIDS in Jefferson County by seeking stakeholder input and accountability after board decisions. To learn more about them, go hereKentucky Save Our Schools is a grassroots stakeholder advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness of impending actions and legislation that could impact Kentucky public schools. Head over to their Facebook page to keep up with their movements. Pastors for Kentucky Children shared a powerful statement by teacher Brent Walker. 


Step Up Louisiana marched with Dollar General workers this month who are fighting for fair wages and safe working conditions. 


The Baltimore Algebra Project is a youth organization that works to end the school-to-prison pipeline. To learn more about them, go here


Citizens for Public Schools joined nearly 100 Professors and Researchers in saying No to the State Takeover of BPS. The New Bedford Coalition to Save our Schools continues their Opt-Out of MCAS campaign this month. 


The Michigan Network for Equity in Education advocates for equitable, democratic public education in Michigan by building coalitions and sharing information and research. For more about their work, go hereCheck-in with Save Michigan’s Public Schools for the latest in Michigan education news. Michigan Parents for Schools has an extensive website to help Michigan parents and educators. Be sure to check it out hereMI Ed Justice are educators, administrators, parents, students & community members who believe in saving our public schools from privatization, we need to humanize public schools. To learn more about their work, go here. Trusted Voices ED advocates for teacher pay on their social media platforms. Support FHPS (Forest Hills Public Schools) joined the network in May. To learn more about their work, go here.


Parents for St. Paul Schools is a grassroots organization started by parents of public school students. They favor an immediate moratorium on expanding and creating existing charter schools in St. Paul. To keep up with their work, go hereMinnesota Collective for Educational Equity’s white paper, Pursuing Educational Equity in Minnesota Through a Statewide Multi-Tiered System of Supportis a must-read and share for anyone living or teaching in Michigan.  


Parents for Public Schools – Moss Point supports their community with information about education, meals, vaccinations, and much more. Parents For Public Schools of Greenwood and Leflore County works on strengthening public schools by engaging, educating, and mobilizing parents in Greenwood and Leflore County. Parents For Public Schools of Philadelphia advocates for children and schools in the Philadelphia Public School District. Make sure you give them a follow on Facebook. Parents For Public Schools of Starkville is a local organization working to strengthen public schools in Starkville. They promote the extraordinary work in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.


Keep up with the Missouri BATs by giving them a follow on Twitter. Columbia Parents for Public Schools promotes parent engagement to improve education and build public support for public schools in Columbia. 


Stand for Schools released a powerful statement on school shootings last month. Go here to read that statement. Nebraska Loves Public Schools’ new video Lessons in Independence is an incredible film. Please watch and share. 


Educate Nevada NOW informed Nevada citizens about the redefining of “at-risk” by the state. Northern Nevada Parents and Teachers United was created in 2021 as a response to the growing frustration of parents and teachers about the state of Nevada’s schools. They believe parents and teachers want what is best for children, and our schools will only get better when those who work in them are valued and respected. To learn more about their work, visit their website

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Leaders for Just Schools are N.H. public school educators dedicated to creating more equitable and just learning environments. Give them a follow on Twitter to keep up with what they are doing. Barrington Educators Association is the local chapter of the New Hampshire-NEA. You can view updated work here. To contact them about issues happening in N.H., go here

New Jersey

Save our Schools NJ asked N.J. citizens how disruptive the NJSLA has been in their school district. Go here to see the answers. Check out The Newark Students Union events tab on their Facebook page. The posted events provide an excellent template for student organizing. The Delran Education Association is a local organization committed to ensuring excellence in public education in New Jersey. To keep up with what they are doing, go here. If you are a resident of Elizabeth, ask to join the Elizabeth Parents and Students Care closed Facebook group to connect. Give Montclair Cares About Schools a follow on Facebook to find out what is happening in Montclair education. Give Our Children Our Schools a follow on Twitter to keep up with any future events. South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools organizes in its closed Facebook group. Please join the group here if you live in this area or know anyone who does. Paterson Education Fund celebrated their readers early this month at their 50 Book Club Celebration. Parents Educating Parents host events for the Newark community. Be sure to check in with them on Facebook for all their latest events. The New Jersey Community Schools Coalition is working with national and state partners to expand community schools in New Jersey. They are also an excellent resource for community school research and information. To keep up with their fantastic work, go to their website. 

New York

Class Size Matters issued an urgent message late last month that there was a real possibility that class size reduction may be included in the bill to extend or amend Mayoral control. To read about this urgent message to reduce class size, go hereThe Alliance for Quality Education supported the Care For All Families campaign, calling for $10 million in NYC’s FY23 budget to expand access to early childhood education programs for undocumented children. New York Allies for Public Education and LI Opt-Out posted that NYSED has made it clear that the trend of many suburban schools averaging regents scores into course GPA is NOT what was intended by the Board of Regents or NYSED. They DO NOT RECOMMEND this practice. NYSAPE and LI Opt-Out want to know if any suburban districts are using this unfair practice to calculate course grades. NYC Opt Out published its guide to opting out of city assessments, and it is an excellent resource for any city wishing to stop the test and punish cycle. Give Change the Stakes a follow on Facebook to keep up with what is happening in NYC education during the COVID crisis. N.Y. BATs is the largest state chapter of the Badass Teachers Association, currently over 3,400 educators strong. Head to their Facebook page to find out what they are working on. Give FUSE (New Rochelle Federation of United School Employees) a follow on Twitter to find out how they will navigate the upcoming school year. MORE-UFT is working with their union to ensure air conditioning in their libraries. No air conditioning presents a safety issue to both students and staff. Jackson Heights People for Public Schools has so much information on their discussion Facebook page that you need to head over to see what the community of Jackson Heights is up to. Check it out hereParents for Public Schools- Syracuse supports and sustains public schools and promotes parents’ involvement in public schools and their children’s education. They reaffirm and work to preserve the American tradition and ideal of free, open, non-discriminatory, publicly funded, democratically governed public schools. You can follow their work hereCroton Advocates for Public Education (CAPE) advocates for fair assessments, enrichment opportunities, and funding for their schools. The Port Washington Advocates for Public Education closed Facebook group is a place to connect and organize if you live in Port Washington, NY. North Country Alliance For Public Education works to end the reliance on high-stakes testing and stop privatization from taking over their schools. If you live in the North Country of New York, consider joining their closed Facebook group to connect. Visit the Rochester Coalition for Public Education website for all that is happening with Rochester education, meeting schedules, and information.

North Carolina

Public Schools First NC and Wake County published Episode 1 of the new PSFNC audio cast. The first episode is on N.C.’s A-F school grading system, which is based on a two-part formula: a school’s achievement score and a school’s growth score. The school performance grades fail to represent school quality, mislead the public, and are not required of all schools receiving public funds. To hear the first audio cast go hereNorth Carolina Families for School Testing Reform are working together to bring legislative change to N.C. Public School Testing. They are advocating for fewer tests, fairer tests, and fruitful tests. Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods Organizers Circle will focus on how much Fluoride in the water is too much. Pastors for North Carolina Children have launched their Mission Amplify campaign to get more faith communities involved in supporting public schools at a state policy level. Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County continue to support their community by providing tours of their local schools. 


Keep up with the Ohio BATs on their open Facebook page. It Takes A Village To Tackle HB70, and It Takes A Village invited their community to the Supporting The Whole Child webinar this month. Northwest Ohio Friends of Public Education is a citizen-driven, non-partisan movement to inform and engage Northwest Ohioans to support and strengthen public schools at the community level. To keep up with the issues they are working on, go hereParents For Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati post upcoming events on their open Facebook page. Northeast Ohio Friends of Public Education has a fantastic website full of information that is centered around public education in Ohio. Public Education Partners (PEP) continue to expose HB290, the Universal Voucher bill. To learn more, go here


The Oklahoma Parent Legislative Action Committee informed its members of the state budget last month and provided a spreadsheet showing where spending would happen. Pastors for Oklahoma Children shared a great article on how churches can support their local schools. Oklahoma Parents and Educators for Public Education/Oklahomans for Public Education have a private Facebook group of over 31,000 people. If you live in Oklahoma or know someone who does, share this link to connect. Oklahoma Teachers – The Time Is Now organizes in a private Facebook group of over 64,000 members. The purpose of the group is to unite all educators in Oklahoma to come together and educate, collaborate, and discuss what options they have moving forward to improve Public Education. If you know any Oklahoma educators, send them to this group to connect. 


Community Alliance for Public Education (CAPE)’s goal is to raise awareness and build a community around public education issues, as well as support an informed citizenry in having input into public education policies and practices. Oregon Save Our Schools are a group of parents, grandparents, teachers, students, support staff, and community members joining together to defend public education in Oregon. Go to their open Facebook page to get involved with their actions. Oregon BATs organizes in a closed Facebook group. Ask to join and connect if you are an Oregon teacher or community member. Community & Parents for Public Schools of Portland (CPPS) joined the network this month. To learn more about them, go here


The Keystone State Education Coalition publishes a daily P.A. education policy roundup. Pennsylvania School Board Association VideoEDition this month focuses on School Board confidentiality plus advocacy tips for budget season. The Pittsburgh Task Force on the Right to Education conducts webinars about special education services and shares information with parents of special education students. Be sure to visit their Facebook page for updates. Education Voters PA exposed that by refusing to audit cyber charter schools, the Auditor General’s office refuses to do its duty as state fiscal watchdog. To read more about this issue, go hereAlliance for Philadelphia Public Schools published the School District of Philadelphia Board of Education Action Meeting, May 26, 2022 testimonies on their blog. Teacher Action Group Wilmington is a member of the Network of Teacher Activist Groups, a national coalition of grassroots teacher organizing groups. They work together to build an education movement for liberation, locally and nationally, through shared analysis, political education, mutual support and learning, and joint projects. BASD (Bethlehem Area School District) Parents continue to share important information on how unfair funding impacts public schools in P.A. 

Rhode Island

The Providence Student Union marched this month to the statehouse with ARISE and other coalition members to testify against the proposal of House Bill 8310 – a bill that threatens to place two SROs in every R.I. public school. To keep up with what is happening in Rhode Island, give the Parents Across Rhode Island Facebook page a follow. 

South Carolina

The Quality Education Project celebrated the defeat of Senate Bill 935, which defeated vouchers!  


Give Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence (TREE) a follow on Twitter to keep up with all that is going on in Tennessee education. Be sure to visit the  Pastors for Tennessee Children website. It is full of valuable information and resources. Also, Pastors for Tennessee Children Executive Director Amy Frogge had a tremendous viral tweet about the ten things wrong with T.N. charters this month. Tennessee Strong continues to share articles written in the Tennessee Education Report. The latest article discusses the truth about TISA. Tennessee BATs organize out of a closed group on Facebook with over one thousand members. If you are a Tennessee teacher or a supporter of public education in Tennessee, go here and ask to join their Facebook group to connect. 


Pastors for Texas Children Charles Luke wrote a beautiful tribute to his wife, who retired this year from teaching. CFISD Community Leadership Committee are parents, business owners, and community members, partnering with the CFISD and area lawmakers to enable the success of all children in the CFSID community. Members of Texas Kids Can’t Wait advocate for equitable and adequate funding for Texas public schools and a sane assessment system. They strongly oppose the corporate takeover of public schools. To follow their advocacy go to their open Facebook page. Check out what RootEd was up to this month in their newsletter. If you know anyone in the Houston community, please have them connect with Parents For Public Schools of Houston. They do fantastic work in Houston. Community Voices For Public Education is a local group of parents, students, teachers, and community members working to improve public education in Houston. Go here to keep up with their actions and activity. Our Schools San Antonio is a coalition committed to community-driven public education in the San Antonio Independent School District. The Coalition for Equity in Public Education works to uphold democratic community schools by evaluating education policy and communicating findings to the public. Founded in 2017, they have been determined to make an impact for the betterment of local ISDs. To keep up with their work, go here. Be sure to check out Texas AFT’s released a statement on the State Board of Education voting down four charter applications—a massive victory over harmful charter expansion. El Paso Alliance for Just Schools shared that El Paso ISD hired its first equity officer. Go here to read more. 


Virginia Educators United is a grassroots collection of pro-public school people who act to support Virginia Public Schools. They organize in a closed Facebook group. If you are a Virginia educator, please ask to join and connect. Virginia BATs organizes in a closed Facebook group. If you are a Virginia educator, parent, or community member, please ask to join and connect. Support Our Schools-Shenandoah County organizes to fight for public education in that regionYou can connect hereVirginia Public Education Partners is dedicated to supporting and protecting public education. They work to end school privatization maneuvers that undermine democracy and diminish available resources for public schools. Follow their events and actions here. Thanks so much for the nudge in our F.B. group. Richmond For All shared Carol Wolf’s (of Save our Schools) piece on n the city’s latest attempt to defund schools. 

Washington State

WA BATs organizes in a closed Facebook group. Go here to join and connect. Washington’s Paramount Duty is a non-partisan, grassroots group of parents and allies working to compel the state to fund basic education and swiftly fulfill its paramount duty amply. They envision a future where every child has equitable access to an amply funded basic education.

West Virginia

West Virginia United Caucus is a caucus of rank-and-file members dedicated to helping create a more democratic, member-run union whose purpose is to help empower communities and workers around a common set of ideas. Visit their website to learn more about their work. 


The Wisconsin Public Education Network launched information about their 8th Summer Summit. Tickets for this world-class conference of public education advocates are just $25! Childcare will be available at the Summit this year, AND they have hotel rooms blocked at a conference rate at three hotels in Eau Claire—but you must book your room in the next 2-3 weeks to access the conference rate. Go here for more information. Schools and Communities United continues to share important information that impacts Milwaukee schools. Be sure to like them on Facebook if you live in Milwaukee or if you know someone who does send them there. If you live in the Milwaukee community, join Parents for Public Schools Milwaukee, students, and allies to create a strong, diverse, districtwide network of parent advocates for children and their schools. Working with teachers, the superintendent, and city and state officials, they focus on finding and implementing solutions to help children receive the high-quality public education they deserve. 

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