Monday, October 5, 2015

Why should your district participate in Speak Up 2015?

The Speak Up National Research Project collects and reports on the authentic, unfiltered views and opinions of K-12 students, parents and educators on critical 21st century education and technology issues. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys.  Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding. Results will be available for participating schools and districts in February 2016, with preliminary results available beginning in November 2015. Speak Up is facilitated by Project Tomorrow® (www.tomorrow.org), a national education nonprofit organization.

Top 5 reasons why your district should participate in Speak Up 2015: 
  1. Gain a better understanding of what your district’s technology needs are
  2. Learn about the aspirations for your teachers for using technology more effectively – and what is holding them back
  3. Find ways to improve school to home communications using new technology tools
  4. Make more informed funding decisions
  5. Ensure that your parents and students have a voice in national, state and local decisions about education.
To Speak Up, simply visit our official Speak Up 2015 page in order to register your district. Be sure to mark your calendars for our launch date, October 1st! Furthermore, check out our promotional materials page for tools to use to get your district on board and ready for Speak Up.

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