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All In for Public Education

All In for Public Education is NSPRA’s advocacy resource for those seeking strategies and tactics to build more support for public education.  Just about everyone agrees that public schools face more competition than any time in the past. Many also note that there is a well-planned and systematic effort to privatize and dismantle public education. Many pro-public education advocates have begun drawing a line and saying, “Enough is enough.”

The time to be proactive is now. If education leaders and their supporters don’t do it, who will? Check out this new resource which will be updated on a regular basis. You can also send your submissions for this new tool to editorial@nspra.org.

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Protecting Student Privacy: Customizable Infographics

NSPRA has teamed with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) to produce two infographics that empower school leaders to discuss the critical issue of student privacy. Available in English and English/Spanish, the customizable infographics answer key questions, such as: What data is collected and why? How does education data support student success and school improvement? How is education data protected? - Learn more at CoSN’s web site.

Diversity Communications Toolkit

Diversity Toolkit coverReach every member of your school community with the new Diversity Communications Toolkit. No matter the size or socioeconomic makeup of your school or district, this resource is sure to benefit every school leader seeking to reach all publics. The toolkit contains customizable templates, strategies, examples and practices that NSPRA member districts have used to communicate with hard-tor-reach community members. As a benefit of membership, NSPRA members may download an electronic version for free, or purchase a print copy at a lower rate than non-members. Non-members may also purchase a download copy or opt for the print edition. Order today!

John Draper Now Affiliated with NSPRA

Dr. John Draper presentingNSPRA is proud to announce that presenter John Draper, Ed.D., is now affiliated with NSPRA as its National Consultant for Expanding Support for Public Schools. 

NSPRA members and state chapters are entitled to a $500 discount on speaking fees. 

See www.johndraper.org for more information.

Benchmarking Toolkit

Benchmarking Toolkit coverProve and improve the value of school communication in your schools with a new toolkit, School Communication Benchmarking Toolkit: Rubrics of Practice and Suggested Measures. This breakthrough resource helps superintendents and school communicators measure the impact of their communication results as compared to other school districts’ communication programs.  The toolkit focuses on three areas: comprehensive communication programs, internal communication, and parent/family communication. Whether you prefer an electronic or a print version, find new ways to measure, expand, and improve your school communications programs. Order this economically priced resource today!

NSPRA's Common Core Communication Network

NSPRA's Common Core Communication Network

The go-to resource to communicate about the Common Core

NSPRA has compiled and developed resources to help school communication professionals build a better community understanding of the Common Core State Standards. NSPRA has reviewed numerous documents that should be helpful in developing communication strategies and tools for local school communities. These materials can save you time and give you more background on ways to approach this new communication for school leaders. NSPRA members can also join an email group on communicating the Common Core.

Check it out at www.nspra.org/commoncore/index!

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NSPRA Chapter Conferences and Events

New on www.nspra.org!

NSPRA state chapters can now post their own conferences and events.  Post yours today, or view upcoming events near you.

www.nspra.org/chapter-events

Two NSPRA Blogs

blogs imageNSPRA: Social School Public Relations explores the use of social media to meet school communications goals. It is posted weekly by a team of member bloggers who share their expertise and experience with social media tools. Sign up for email updates on the blog homepage.

Always Something is written by NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin, APR, and addresses current education issues and related communication strategies. It appears monthly in eNetwork and you can sign up for email or RSS updates on the blog homepage.

October 02, 2014

NEWS & EVENTS

Some members are not receiving e-newsletters and e-communication notices from NSPRA. To solve the problem, go to Following the Bouncing Email. We want you to reap all the benefits that your membership offers.

 

 

Congratulations to Superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith, Ed.D., and Director of Communications Zac Rantz of Nixa (Mo.) Public Schools on receiving the 2014 Leadership Through Communication Award.

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