LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2012) — A new national blog by the executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will focus on engaging the public to build political will for improving education.
The blog by Stu Silberman premiered July 18 on the website of Education Week , the widely respected national education publication. The initial post focused on lessons the state learned with the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act and the need to keep teachers, parents, students and communities well-informed about significant changes in schools.
The Public Engagement & Ed Reform blog will:
— Highlight developments across the country that reflect successful or failed attempts to inform and engage the public for school improvement
— Identify opportunities to use events and issues as catalysts for public engagement
— Provide specific ‘how-to’ examples of successful strategies
— Counter misinformation designed to undermine public support for schools
— Encourage the use of collaboration and common sense to resolve major disputes affecting school improvement
Silberman said his goal with the blog is to encourage more people to become involved in school improvement efforts to ensure sustained progress.