Make It Matter Monday

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, April 12: "Advocacy Communication"

Texas legislators are meeting every day to decide the fate of issues fundamental to public education. Learn how to use social media and  to get their attention and drive people in your community to take action on the issues that are important to you. 

12-1:30 pm

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Lunes, 12 de Abril: "Comunicacion para Apoyo de Causas"

Los legisladores de Texas se reúnen todos los días para decidir el destino de temas fundamentales para la educación pública. Aprenda a usar las redes sociales y a captar la atención de los legisladores e impulse a las personas de su comunidad a tomar acción en los asuntos que son importantes para usted.

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Monday, March 8, 2021: "LGBTQ+ Youth and Our Schools"

Join Frederick Heather (they/them/elle), the Texas Gender Sexuality and Alliance Network Coordinator with Out Youth, and Meagan Butler, a Secondary Counseling Coordinator with Austin ISD, as they discuss the challenges facing our LGBTQ+ students, how AISD supports this community, and what issues to consider during the legislative session.  

Monday, February 8, 2021: "The STAAR: What is it?"

Join our panel of standardized testing experts as they discuss the history, validity, equity impacts, and future of the STAAR in our schools.

Panel includes Dr. Angela Valenzuela, UT Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, Dr. Walter Stroup, UMass Dartmouth, STEM Education and Teacher Development, and Theresa Trevino, Texans Advocate for Meaningful Student Assessments (TAMSA).

January 11, 2021: "The Nuts and Bolts of Advocating for our Schools at the Legislature"

Join Bilingual Advocacy Specialist from Easter Seals Central Texas, Lisa Flores, as she explains how to use the tools available to you at the Texas Legislature to get your voice heard during the Legislative Session. These tips and tricks will help you advocate for what’s important to you.

December 7, 2020: "AISD's Legislative Priorities"

Join Edna Butts, AISD Director, Intergovernmental Relations & Policy Oversight, and AISD School board members as we discuss our plans for the upcoming legislative session. 

November 2, 2020: "How I Became an Advocate"

Join us the day before the election (!) to hear the stories of how ordinary parents just like you became Public Education Advocates. Prepare to be inspired!

 

October 5, 2020: "I Support Education and I Vote" with JoLisa Hoover from Raise Your Hand Texas

Join Central Texas Regional Advocacy Director, JoLisa Hoover, to learn about the work of Raise Your Hand Texas and to talk about supporting public education through advocacy. 

September 14, 2020: “School Funding, Connecting the Dots” with Laura Yeager from Just Fund It Texas

Join us as Laura Yeager from Just Fund It Texas discusses the funding landscape, the implications of our current situation and what we can do, as parents and educators, to push for fully funded public schools in Texas.

 

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