Public Policy

Public Policy

Why engage in advocacy?
KDP helps empower educators to be part of the discussion of policies that impact students, teachers, schools, and teacher preparation. While educators focus on their students, their voices have often been missing in policy discussions, while other voices and views have filled the void. Educators have the expertise necessary to create the changes we know matter most. By working together, we can make a difference in changing the public narrative surrounding education. For KDP members in the United States, learn all about how to enhance your advocacy and expand your influence.

Getting Started

How to Advocate
Tips & Strategies Tips & Strategies
Read articles and listen to podcasts with practical how-to’s.
NewNew! Chapter Advocacy Officer
The person holding this new Officer position will help teach chapter members about education-related policy, show members how to advocate for the profession, and prepare members to lead through advocacy as they enter their classrooms.
Find your Legislators Find your Legislators
Find your legislators at the local, state, and national levels.

The National Education Policy Center works to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. They produce articles and reviews that are research –based and are intended to help guide education policies and practices.
KDP Positions & Priorities KDP Positions & Priorities
KDP serves as a reasoned voice in the education policy discussion. Learn more about the Society’s positions and priorities.
Position Statements
- Teacher Evaluation
- Common Core Standards
Policy Brief
Public Policy Priorities
News News and Views
Stay up-to-date on policies and proposals and access the latest opinions on education policy.

Every Student Succeeds Act
Read this blogs series to learn more about various aspects of the ESSA legislation

More on ESSA

ESSA Updates for Each State
The Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, offers an interactive map that shows how each state is using Title II, Part A of ESSA to improve education.
KDP’s Public Policy efforts are advanced through the work of the Public Policy Committee, whose role is to create a forum to communicate and exchange education policy issues that advance.

Practice setting goals and agendas for lobbying meetings, develop a personal story to make a political point, and understand how to use group power when meeting with policy makers.