April 20, 2017 Newsletter brief

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Action of the week

  • Contact your Congressional representatives while they are home on spring break. Focus on voucher/privatization issue.
  • You can download and give them PAA’s fact sheet on two new reports showing that voucher programs may actually harm student learning. Network for Public Education has prepared a toolkit on privatization which has lots of other good resources and handouts.

PAA News

  • Laura Bowman, leader of PAA-Roanoke Valley, recently attended a summit on EdTech as a parent representative. Speakers raised serious concerns about student privacy.
  • Leaders of PAA-Oregon Deb Mayer and Pat Eck were interviewed on KBOO, a local talk radio station, which has committed to a weekly segment on public education.
  • PAA founding member Helen Gym, a Philadelphia Councilwoman, has been nominated for the 2017 Emily’s List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star award.

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Older issues prior to 9/16 archived here.

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff Posted in LATEST newsletter and action of the week, Misc

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