The National Parents Union prides itself on being able to provide resources, trainings, and toolkits to parents and organizations across the country to help them unlock their #ParentPower.
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The fight is now and NPU will walk you through the ins and outs to hold elected officials and educational administrators accountable. NPU lays out the necessary steps to brainstorm a successful rally and what you should consider as we fight the good fight for high quality education for your child and for all the children in your community.
While you are building your seat at the table and fighting for a high quality education for your child, it’s essential to work with school administrators and elected officials. NPU will help you realize that what may seem like a daunting task is really all about preparation. Parents must identify the issue at hand, identify the right stakeholders and create a strategy around targeting and messaging to elevate concerns centered around fostering good relationships.
To strengthen and elevate your message, identifying local allies and co-conspirators is critical. Even more powerful is partnering with the right people across the state and country. NPU lays out recommended actions to develop and nurture partnerships, while activating a solid social media presence to garner both attention and influence.
We want and demand action for our children! As we all know, persuasive and advocacy writing is no small feat, especially when you want to target elected officials. NPU provides a sample of advocacy and informational letters tailored to different audiences to both inspire and guide you.
When organizing a social media group/campaign, it is important to know your goals and then begin to develop your group. Here NPU will walk you through the appropriate steps to create a Facebook group, build out a Twitter following, and create an Instagram account to attract new followers and bolster your social media presence.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?
You’re doing amazing work to support families and children, but if no one hears you – press, media, elected officials and administrators – then it doesn’t matter. Your rally, protest, or townhall won’t have the impact you want — and more importantly the desired change you need for your kids.
Reaching out to the media with a press release will guarantee that your work will be heard and may potentially change the lives of those in your community.
Use the resources and videos available below to help your family develop and educational plan, know your rights, and help your children thrive in educational environments.
Make sure your child is in a learning based program that offers them a robust education. Having a child who is disabled doesn’t mean they should be met with low or no expectation to learn.
Schools must identify, locate and evaluate ALL children with disabilities.The IDEA requires all States to develop and implement a practical method of determining which children with disabilities are receiving special education and related services and which children are not.
Know commonly used acronyms and abbreviations.
This issue brief is intended to assist state policymakers in better understanding strategies to prepare students with disabilities and special needs for college and career.
This publication provides information on how to obtain an independent educational evaluation at public expense from a school district. Another way that you can obtain an independent educational evaluation is to pay for the evaluation on your own.
See NPU’s roadmap to Education As A Civil Right.
We need all of our schools, regardless of zip code, to provide a HIGH-QUALITY education for all students.
Join the National Parents Union and other organizations around the country who are working to get voters registered, spreading the word in their communities and casting those all too important ballots!
Redesigning high schools to improve student achievement and prepare students for life is a collective responsibility. It requires local effort, led by parents, teachers, students, and community members like you.
Take steps to defend your data, build credibility, and produce visualizations that support change.
The English Learner Family Toolkit consists of 6 chapters, and each chapter contains 5 sections – an overview, family and student rights, questions to ask schools, tips, and resources.
Parents desperately want the best education for their kids. But sometimes it can be hard to find! It can feel like a full-time job to understand how the education system works and what the different words you hear in education mean.
Ensuring your child’s school experience is as rigorous and supportive as possible is sometimes easier said than done, but MDA stands ready to be your advocacy partner, providing tools and support.
The Toolkit Empowers Black and Brown Parents and Guardians with step-by-step guides, templates, sample letters, and tips to: be effective advocates for their children, protect their children from the discriminatory disciplinary policies that fuel the school-to-prison pipeline, and respond to excessive and wrongful punishment of their children.