Advocacy In Action

NPU Center for Policy and Action


What are the major policy priorities of the National Parents Union?

The NPU advocates for policies that increase access to high-quality education and pathway programs that can lead to economic mobility for our children. We work to ensure that children from all backgrounds have access to the resources and support they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Additionally, the NPU supports policies that address systemic inequities in the education system that can limit economic mobility, such as the achievement gap, unequal access to resources and opportunities, and biased disciplinary practices.

NPU Policy Papers

The Impact of AI

Kids, Social Media and Mental Health

In an age dominated by digital connectivity, our children face unprecedented challenges to their mental well-being. As parents, guardians, and advocates, it is incumbent upon us to
confront these issues head-on. Click here to read more.

Read to Rise Policy Paper

The Evolution of Teaching the Science of Reading and the Imperative for Universal Embrace

In a world increasingly shaped by information and innovation, literacy stands as the bedrock upon which individual success and economic mobility are built. Click here to read more.

The Impact of AI

The Benefits and Challenges That Lie Ahead for AI in Education

The future of education is undoubtedly intertwined with AI, and it is imperative that educators, policymakers, and society as a whole work collaboratively to harness its potential. Click here to read more.

Equity in Access

Public School Choice As A Lever For Achievement

It is time our education system serves the needs of modern families. In 2023, and as we look ahead to 2024, families should no longer be confined to school boundary lines. Click here to read more.

NPU NYS Policy Paper

CRITICAL CONDITION: The state of Education in New York 2023

New York families are worried about our children’s future. Our students are currently further. Click here to read.

NPU NYS Policy Paper

AN ATTACK ON BELONGING: Culture Wars in Classrooms

Across the country, we are seeing radical right wing extremism bring culture wars into our classrooms by passing hateful legislation that limits student freedom to learn. Click here to read.

A Nation at Risk

A NATION AT RISK: 40 Years Later

As we reflect on the last 40 years of academic progress in the United States, while there are areas to celebrate, we still struggle toconfront significant challenges . Click here to read.

Living on the Brink

LIVING ON THE BRINK: The State of the American Family

We challenge lawmakers across the country to specifically examine the State of the American Family and then meet this moment with bold actions we deserve. Click here to read.


NPU's success can be attributed to our unwavering focus on achieving better economic, educational and community outcomes for our children, parent empowerment, national presence and partnerships, community building, and innovative approaches to advocacy and organizing.
— Keri Rodrigues, Co-founder and President of the National Parents Union