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ERIC Number: EJ900989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
School Board Advocacy: Ready, Aim, Inspire!
Dowd, Karen
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n4 p35-36 Mar-Apr 2010
It is said that "all politics are local," and the same can be said about advocacy and school boards. Advocacy is essential for retaining the progress that's been made in the past, and for building a foundation and network for the future. Advocating for preferred programs, curricula and initiatives has always been important. As a starting point, school boards must generally have a place in their agendas for open forum, public comment or input, or community participation, usually at the end of the agenda to accommodate residents of the district or community to speak on issues related to school board business. Wise and strategic use of this time can be a productive advocacy opportunity. As a means to organize the advocacy options with school boards, this "Ready, Aim, Inspire" approach might prove helpful. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A