Title II Advocacy

Title II Advocacy

Title II action priorities


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 Title II actions 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.

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Critical resources

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. 

Webinar series: Speak Up for Title II 

Learning Forward hosted a series of advocacy webinars designed to help educators build their advocacy skills. Each free webinar provides background information, the legislative status of Title II, and offers practical steps for how you can engage in this critical fight. 

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Learn more and sign up for the next webinars.