Just because election season is behind us doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for you to be engaged and involved in local and national politics.

Post-Election Ways to Stay Involved: Seven tips to help keep students in your community a priority

Guest post by Mary Tighe

Just because election season is behind us doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for you to be engaged and involved in local and national politics.

Whether helping an individual student, getting involved with your local district or contacting your federal lawmakers, you can make a difference for education in your community. Here are some ideas of how you can better support personalized learning:

  1. Explore educational efforts in your community. Is your district considering or working toward personalized learning opportunities? Learn more about your district’s vision and mission statement and consider how you can support learning opportunities for students.
  2. Reach out to your superintendent or school board. Let them know you stand by them. Attend school board meetings to learn more about personalized learning efforts throughout your district.
  3. Contact your legislators. Tell them about your education concerns. Inform them about amazing work in states like Indiana and North Dakota. Ask them to advocate for your local schools at a state and national level.
  4. Think local. Get involved in the PTO or support a local education nonprofit. Your local community can always use support through volunteering and financial support.
  5. Consider supporting a project on org, a website that allows educators to ask for donations to fund specific classroom projects. A teacher in Chicago is asking for support to build long-lasting teacher-parent relationships. Another educator in Michigan is requesting funding for computers that will help her ELL students learn English. You can search for local projects or support a teacher across the country.
  6. Become a mentor or tutor. Students throughout every community can benefit from a mentor or tutor. Contact a local school or district, or see if there is a Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in your community.
  7. Learn more about personalized learning and how it can help support and prepare all students for success. And for that, we definitely have you covered:

Together, we can build and support personalized learning to help every student succeed.

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