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National Title II Day of Action


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Learning Forward and the education community on August 29 coordinated a national Day of Action to advocate for ESSA’s Title II funds for leadership and professional learning that are in danger of being eliminated. The programs funded through Title II significantly impact teachers, school leaders, principals, and the students they serve. 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.

Webinar Series: Speak Up for Title II 


Learning Forward will host its next advocacy webinar, Speak Up for Title II: Outreach Strategies for Advocacy on September 12 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.


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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.