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Education Advocacy Series Highlight Reel

This is a playlist of short clips from our Education Advocacy Series for Virginia Educators, District and School Staff. Through this resource, we provide quick access to the key points mentioned by our panelists during the recorded advocacy trainings.
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Education Advocacy Series - How to Change School Division Policy

This advocacy conversation focuses on advocacy at the local level within communities, school divisions, and local school boards. Listeners will learn strategies on when and how to engage and advocate with a local school board, when issues should be raised with an individual school compared to a local school board, the importance of building relationships for effective advocacy, how to prepare messages so that they are effectively relayed, and the use of social media in advocacy.
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Education Advocacy Series - Engaging with the Virginia Department of Education

This conversation highlights how the executive branch of Virginia state government develops and executes policies that impact the Commonwealth’s education system. Discussants explore the ways in which public advocates can communicate effectively with policymakers in state agencies and the governor’s administration in order to share their concerns and suggestions.
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Education Advocacy Series - Overview of the Virginia General Assembly

This conversation explores the basics of effective public advocacy with regard to the Virginia state legislature. During the conversation, discussants provide suggestions and review definitions of legislative proceedings to guide first-time advocates toward experiencing a more productive meeting with members of the Virginia legislature and their staff.
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Education Advocacy Series - Navigating Federal Policy and Congressional Staff Meetings

This conversation focuses on effective strategies for federal policy and advocacy. Discussants provide insights into current federal government education policy deliberations, the role of the federal government in education, and advice on what successful advocacy looks like for practitioners engaging with members of Congress.
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