Education Coalitions

AAUW-PA’s Education Committee works in coalition with other stakeholders in the state with the common goals of ensuring adequate and equitable education in all Pennsylvania public schools including funding to support the needs of all students; promote student success that takes into account the diverse needs of students and districts as well as the multiple and complex aspects of P-12 educational strategies; and expand the pool of citizens motivated and prepare for increased civic engagement including service on elected school boards.

Some of these coalition stakeholders are:

The Education and Policy Leadership Center (EPLC)
http://www.eplc.org/

The mission of The Education Policy and Leadership Center is to encourage and support the development and implementation of effective state-level education policies to improve student learning in grades P-12, increase the effective operation of schools, and enhance educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.

The EPLC is committed to:

  • Be a Catalyst
    The Center initiates and supports public and policymaker discussions concerning significant education policy issues.
  • Inform
    For policymakers and the public, the Center is a source of objective, comprehensive and reliable information concerning current and emerging education policy issues. The Center is both proactive with materials and programs that provide information from a wide-range of resources as well as reactive to specific requests from education policymakers and lay leaders for information and various forms of technical assistance.
  • Promote Leadership
    The Center sponsors and supports programs and activities designed to build awareness and capacity among policymakers and community leaders to champion significant issues concerning education and young children.

Education Voters Pennsylvania
http://www.educationvoterspa.org/

Education Voters Pennsylvania is dedicated to supporting policies that strengthen and support great public schools in every community to ensure opportunities for all children, informing the public about the needs and importance of public education, and ensuring our elected leaders adopt and implement a pro-public education agenda.

Education Voters Pennsylvania will work to ensure our public leaders adopt and implement a pro public education agenda. To that end we are:

  • Advocating for sound education policy and the enactment of laws to support it.
  • Building demand for great schools by informing the public, leadership, and business community about the indisputable economic and social benefits of quality public schools and what is being done—or not done—about these critical issues in Harrisburg and in our communities.
  • Creating new voter engagement strategies to help provide information about how we can demand — and get — real action from our leaders.

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding
http://fairfundingpa.org/

Our mission is to ensure that Pennsylvania adopts and maintains an adequate and equitable system of funding public education by 2016. Every public school must have the resources necessary to enable every child to meet state academic standards, be prepared for post-secondary success, and become productive, knowledgeable, and engaged adults. Educating our children is a collective imperative that has positive social and economic benefits for the Commonwealth and its communities.

A+ Schools Pittsburgh
http://www.aplusschools.org/

A+ Schools is the community advocate and leader for educational equity and excellence in Pittsburgh Public Schools. Our core purpose and focus of our work is to remove any barriers to equity in our schools. We are dedicated to educating the public, increasing awareness and engaging the community in efforts to advance change.

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
http://www.palwv.org/

Social Policy stance on Education. Support equal access to quality public education, to be achieved by participation of government and citizens at all levels and by adequate financing based on an equitable and flexible tax system.

Yinzercation
https://yinzercation.wordpress.com/

Yinzercation is a collective of volunteer parents, students, teachers, and community members in Southwest Pennsylvania allied for great public schools for all children. We are a part of the grassroots education justice movement committed to students, equity, and the preservation of public education as a civil right and a public good. With over 3,500 followers on our blog and social media, we have a strong on-line presence while also hosting frequent social actions and events ranging from rallies and demonstrations to lectures, town halls, film showings, and meetings with decision makers.