Lead executives across the Network recently gathered to plan for the year ahead, and during their discussions, a wealth of resources and tools emerged. Read on for links and downloads on a variety of topics that could be helpful to your work.
- America Succeeds launched the Age of Agility report and corresponding website late last year. They are currently mobilizing for a cross country tour to power the conversation.
- The Foundation for Excellence in Education released a playbook in December 2017—geared toward policy makers—focused on Putting CTE to Work for Students.
- Advocates referenced Skillful, a website that details specific skills required by various roles and employers.
- Leaders discussed partnering with Pathways to Prosperity, a Network of workforce readiness advocates working to build clear paths from K-12 education to the workforce.
- This Delaware-specific analysis offers a deep-dive on career pathways in the First State, and this Delaware Pathways strategic plan lays out the systemic nature of this work, including how to build partnerships across various sectors. PIE Network member the Rodel Foundation shared this infographic to help build a narrative around college and career readiness.
- Read more about how other PIE Network members, like Colorado Succeeds and more, are engaging on college and career readiness in the 2018 Priority Survey results.
Lawsuits & the Future of the Teaching Profession
- As the Supreme Court listens to arguments in the Janus case, advocates discussed possible implications. This NCTQ blog on the case details how a ruling could impact teachers in each state.
- This Educators for Excellence member poll reveals what some teachers think about paying union “fair share” fees.
- Advocates also discussed legal actions in the context of other educator policy. This Education Trust-New York press release details their FOIL request for Absent Teacher Reserve data in response to the New York Department of Education’s decision to permanently place teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) in schools with vacancies.
- Advocates admired the work of student leaders in FL and asked what the reform movement could learn from their leadership; below are a few examples.
- Campaign for School Equity hosted their first advocacy day on the hill. Their press release and student-produced video include more details.
- Go Public Schools is partnering with students to leverage digital media. Read more about their work with Energy Converters on their blog, website or in other online outlets.
- DelawareCAN is currently accepting applications for the Delaware Youth Advocacy Council. Learn more here.
- Check out how other PIE Network members are activating student advocates in these blogs: Chalkboard Project, ConnCAN, EdAllies, Institute for Quality Education, ExcelinEd, The Education Trust, and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
Leading Change in Organizations and the Sector
- PIE Network members discussed various strategies they’re using to lead change.
- Teen Health Mississippi, originally part of Mississippi First, was created to meet an urgent need for health education in the Delta, serving needs of Mississippi students outside the classroom.
- BEST NC is working to support school leaders. Learn more about their efforts around principal preparation in this policy brief and video.
- GO Public Schools uses data advocacy to build a case for reform in a new case study.
- Leaders referenced Mark Fraley’s, Senior Advisor at Leadership for Educational Equity, white paper on movement-building mindset (complete form to request download).
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