ERIC Number: ED463597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Facts That Make an Impact: Guidelines for Providing Education Information to Legislators. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This fact sheet discusses the importance of providing state legislators with accurate information and gives guidelines for state education agencies to use when communicating with legislators about special education. The guidelines include: (1) focus on solutions; (2) be accurate; (3) include timelines for specific actions; (4) provide examples of specific situations, research-based practices, or policy solutions; (5) give additional sources; (6) provide concise, accurate information on a focused topic; (7) include minimal text; (8) use bulleted statements of one or two sentences; (9) prepare for faxing; (10) update online information; (11) respond to legislators within 24 hours; (12) avoid big mailings; (13) continue to educate because the composition of state legislatures changes frequently; and (14) target dissemination of materials to organizations that provide support to policymakers. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Legislators, Lobbying, Special Education, State Legislation, State Officials
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Tel: 703-519-7008 (TDD); Fax: 703-519-3808; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nasdse.org. For full text: http://www.nasdse.org/forum.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.