Roll up your sleeves and get involved with your local schools! We need your help to make real systemic change. Research shows that family and community involvement have a direct impact on student learning. Many school boards and school districts have comprehensive community outreach programs to engage with their communities and seek their input.
School board members are elected or appointed to represent your community's beliefs and values. (http://www.nsba.org/Board-Leadership/Governance/WhySchoolBoards/WhySchoolBoards.txt )
And learn what improvements can advance student achievement. (http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Libraries/Document-Library/10-Good-Things.pdf )
And work to implement these innovative ideas in your schools. (http://www.nsba.org/Board-Leadership/Governance/PromisingDistrictPractices )
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