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KSDC is an independent community resource for issuesconcerning the KSD and public education in general. Come join in.
We believe that current education policy at the national,state, and local levels is not consistent with what is known about learning,instruction, assessment, and the needs of children.yes"> We are concerned about corporate influence on publiceducation and about over-dependence on standardized testing as a means of measuringstudent achievement, teacher quality, and success of schools and schooldistricts.
Our central purpose is to provide patrons of the KennewickSchool District a source of research-based information on teaching, learningand assessment to better inform their decisions regarding the district and itsprograms. It is hoped that thiswebsite can also provide a forum for citizens to submit opinion pieces, askquestions, and make comments about programs affecting children in the district.
Local, Kennewick, WA
This site, provided by VALIANT, ETC., is for educators,trainers, and others who have an interest in improving instruction. We willprovide articles of current interest as well as links to a wide range of topicsthat we feel are related to the goal of improving learning for all, especiallythe disenfranchised.
This is a grass-roots initiative that grew out of the DumpDuncan group on Facebook in January 2012.
Dumpduncan.org is non-partisan, non-affiliated, and acceptsNO donations of any kind!
The future of public schools is in jeopardy. Thanks tofederal initiatives like No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, schools arebeing deluged with high stakes tests. Private interests, aided by the FederalGovernment, are attempting to supplant local control, inhibit parentalinvolvement, and to transfer public funding to the hands of corporateinterests. Public schools, locally controlled, are a cornerstone of our democracy.Relegating them to corporate-owned test prep factories places our nation atrisk and steals our children’s future.
Dump Duncan (Facebook)
Help ensure the long-term survival of the greatest publiceducation system on Earth by signing this open letter to President Obama:
We are a group of Kennewick School District residents whobelieve current education policy at the national, state, and local levels isnot consistent with what is known about learning, instruction, assessment, andthe needs of children.
School District Citizens (Facebook)
LOCAL CONTROL NOW!
SDC brings together grass-roots efforts that address localpublic school district policy and management. SDC advocates local control forpublic education.
SDC welcomes groups and individuals that are:
- focused on improving public education at the local level.
- engaged in challenging the status quo.
SDC is non-affiliated, non-partisan, and faith neutral. Wewish to support grass roots organizations who seek a voice in public educationfor their own various reasons, whatever they may be.
SDC accepts NO donations, NO contributions, and NOendorsements!
Parents Across America - Tri-Cities
Regional affiliate of Parents Across America
Regional, Tri-Cities area of SE WA
This group was formed in an attempt to build a site wherethe multitude of education activist groups could come together to shareresources, discuss strategies, and seek common ground.
Parents Across America invites existing local or statewide education groups who share our overall goals of progressive, positive education reform and more parent input in education policymaking to affiliate with us. The more of us there are, the stronger our voice will be at every level.
We are also looking for parents who are interested in forming chapters of PAA in their states and/or local communities. Be advised, however that as a chapter of PAA, you cannot endorse candidates for elective office. You can do so as an individual, as long as you emphasize you are not speaking on behalf of the organization.
We collaborate with our affiliates and chapters to coordinate our national activities, promote events and do outreach to potential members in your area, offer you space on our website and/or on our blog, send out alerts about key legislative issues, share policy and research resources, and work in coalition on our common goals.
If you are interested in having your existing group become a PAA affiliate, or you would like to form a new chapter of PAA, please write us at: email@example.com
Voices for Education; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education ; contact email@example.com for more information.
Communities 4 Education ; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
District of Columbia
Parents Across America -DC contact email@example.com for more information
Testing is not Teaching; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents United for Responsible Education (Chicago) contact email@example.com for more information
Parents Across America Rockford/Stakeholders United (Rockford )
Parents Across America- Baton Rougecontact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Across America – New Orleanscontact email@example.com
New Jersey Parents Against Governor Christie’s Budget Cuts
Parents Unified for Local Education (Newark)
Save Our Schools NJ
Class Size Matters Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Community Education Task Force (Rochester)
The Mothers Agenda
Parents Across America – Central NY
Great Schools in North Carolina
Great Schools in Wake Coalition (Raleigh)
Mecklenburg Area Coming Together for Schools (Charlotte)
Oregon Save Our Schools; for more information email@example.com
Parents United for Public Education – Philadelphia
Parents Across America – Central Pennsylvania
Charleston Area Community Voice for Educationcontact: firstname.lastname@example.org; also Peter Smyth at email@example.com
Coalition SAUS (Strengthen Austin Urban Schools); contact CoalitionSAUS@gmail.com for more information.
Kennewick School District Citizens
Parents Across America, Seattle For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Parents Across America, Spokane For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PAA-Tri Cities chapter, Eastern Washington (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland) For more information, contact email@example.com
Parents Across America, Tacoma for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Education Task Force (CETF) is a coalition of Rochester City School District (RCSD) parents, grandparents, educators and community activists, which was formed January 2010 for the purpose of defeating efforts to establish mayoral control of the RCSD.
With regard to the defeat of mayoral control, the Task Force has since developed a plan to help produce widespread, fundamental, systemic change and academic improvement within the RCSD. The plan is embodied within eight (8) Guiding Principles For Educational Change.