Why is it important to stay informed about education policy?
Being conversant in the latest developments in the education policy and advocacy world shows your interest and expertise. While you may have one specific area of focus, it’s important to know what’s happening throughout the education community, both nationally and locally. Additionally, even if you hold a strong perspective on an issue, knowing opposing positions shows nuanced understanding and strengthens your ability to work in the field.
Stay up to date on national news
- Read education policy publications and blogs.
- Check out our Policy in the Classroom Infographic to make the connection between your experiences in the classroom and education policy.
- Visit our Equity Roadmap to learn more about specific policy issues.
- Sign up for daily education newsletters that includes news, event announcements, and policy job postings.
- Read Education Week.
- Subscribe to the press releases or newsletters of elected politicians, policy leaders or advocacy organizations to familiarize yourself with policy platforms and recurring messaging.
- Follow LEE on Facebook and Twitter for timely articles about the fight for educational equity.
Gain local knowledge
- Read regional education blogs and local newspapers.
- Subscribe to the press releases or newsletters of local elected politicians, policy leaders or advocacy organizations to familiarize yourself with policy platforms and recurring messaging
- Attend a local board of education meeting.
- Connect with your coach who can connect you with alumni currently serving as policy and advocacy leaders.