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Mark your calendars for National Title II Day of Action on August 29th

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On August 29th, join Learning Forward and many other organizations representing the educator community in contacting your members of Congress to let them know that Title II must be fully funded. Visit our Day of Action web page for information, including a sample email, sample tweets and tools for finding the contact information for your members of Congress. For assistance with talking points with your members of Congress, we have a set of ideas here.

Advocacy Webinar Series: Speak Up for Title II 


Learning Forward will host its next advocacy webinar, Speak Up for Title II: Effective Story Telling on August 29 at 4 pm ET. The webinars are designed to help educators build their advocacy skills. Each free webinar will provide background information on the current legislative status of Title II and offer practical steps for how you can engage in this critical fight. All of the webinars are listed below.


Webinar topics and dates:


  • Speak up for Title II: Become a Professional Learning Advocate (link coming soon)
  • Speak up for Title II: Effective Story Telling 8/29/2017, 4 pm ET
  • Speak up for Title II: Outreach Strategies for Advocacy 9/12/2017, 4 pm ET
  • Speak up for Title II: Evidence and Evaluation Data 9/26/2017, 4 pm ET

Learn more and sign up for all four webinars.


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Additional Critical Actions


Title II survey -- please respond!
Please share how you use Title II funds in your context and most importantly how those funds have a real impact on student learning.

Title II talking points -- use and share
Learning Forward developed this one-pager to help policymakers understand why Title II funding is so critical for students and educators.

Stephanie Hirsh statement on full proposed budget (May 23, 2017)
President Trump's Proposed Budget Bankrupts Support for Educators

Coalition responds to budget proposal (May 23, 2017)
Learning Forward joins other education organizations to advocate for Title II funds for educators. 

Stephanie Hirsh statement on initial proposed budget (March 17, 2017)
Read Learning Forward's response to the initial release of the budget. 

Letter to appropriations committee
Learning Forward is part of a coalition of education membership and advocacy organizations working collectively to inform policymakers about the importance of Title II funds for schools, students, and communities. 

Bring your best evidence forward to show professional learning's worth
This blog post offers insights on the importance of documenting professional learning's impact as part of advocating for Title II funds.