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  • published TAKE ACTION in CONTACT US 2019-03-25 21:21:22 -0700


    Here is the good news - you're not alone! Many people fighting for high-quality public education in California. And here is the not-quite-so-good news . . . we have a long road ahead of us, and a lot of work to do. Here are some things you can do to help:


    Join us on Facebook and and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on issues and actions being taken by us, and others, on behalf of California Public Education. This includes a few events we'll be throwing, where you can meet like-minded people in your own community.


    Get involved with our have an imPACT project today - click here for more info.


    Host an Educate Me! Event

    The best thing we can do is realize we are not alone! Share your passion for demanding high-quality, public education with others. We'll help, we promise. Contact [email protected]. We'll share why we started Educate Our State, why it matters and what we are doing to create change. Invite some friends, have them invite more friends...the next thing you know we'll have 25 folks in a room and the ideas will be flowing (maybe some coffee, too). You are part of the solution! 


    With supporters like you, we can increase parent engagement, teach parents how to advocate to improve their children's public school, and create the public will that is necessary for change. With your donation, you are making a difference and helping to improve education for ALL of California's children.

  • published Host an Educate Me Event in TAKE ACTION 2014-04-29 07:28:05 -0700

    Host an Educate Me Event

    Educate Our State is a grassroots movement; so spreading the word through person-to-person contact is an important part of what we do. For more information on attending or hosting an Educate Me! Event in your area, contact us at [email protected]. We will let you know about what is going on in your area and/or assign a point person to support you through the “hosting” process.

    There are a few different styles of Educate Me events dependent on your location, the number of attendees, and amount of time. Or maybe you’re already holding an event and would like us to come and talk; we can do that, too!

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    Location: home, community center, library, or other casual space.

    Attendees: works well with 25 or so

    Format: We share, we talk, you share, and you ask questions, in a casual and informal way.

    Time: approximately 90 minutes

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    Location: your office

    Attendance: works well with 15-30 people

    Format: We talk (fast) and provide a high level overview of the issues and give you a chance to ask questions.

    Time: approximately 45 minutes

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    Location: school, community center or other larger venue

    Attendance: 100+ people

    Format: We present, other education experts present, Q&A time

    Time: approximately 2 hours

    We can also present at your next PTA meeting, Rotary Club meeting, education foundation luncheon or other group event where there are parents and community members interested in the issues facing our schools and what we can do about it.

  • published 2012 Fall Luncheon in Videos 2013-05-30 10:30:30 -0700

  • published HOME 2012-12-17 17:13:37 -0800