Advocacy Forum: Where to watch/follow if you aren’t attending in person

As you may know, school district leaders, educators, parents and community members are joining almost 800 representatives from 47 area school districts on Thursday, January 31, for a forum entitled, “Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril – Running Out of Time & Options.” The event, to be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia High School, East Greenbush, will illustrate the magnitude of the crisis collectively facing all schools unless significant action is taken during the 2013 New York State legislative session.

The forum will be streamed live for viewers around the state who want to learn more about the magnitude of the crisis collectively facing all schools unless significant action is taken during the 2013 New York State legislative session.

If you are unable to be there in person, you can watch it live here at Education Speaks.The event will also be live-tweeted by Education Speaks editorial board members. If you’re on Twitter, follow @edspeaksny and #NYSchoolsInPeril to get the live scoop that night! Education Speaks will also be posting content to its Facebook page throughout the night. You can Like Us on Facebook here!

Following the January 31 forum, district stakeholders from across the region will be asked to take the next step and mobilize by the hundreds (perhaps thousands) by advocating for change with the elected leaders serving their communities. To help them in that process, the Niskayuna Central School District will host a second forum on the evening of Monday, February 11, to teach effective advocacy strategies and techniques. Joining us will be Robert N. Lowry, Jr., Deputy Director for Advocacy Research & Communications, for the NYS Council of School Superintendents (NYSCSS). More details will follow but, in the meantime, please save the date.

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