Parental Involvement – The research is clear – involved parents help create strong schools and foster student learning. Yet too often parents are not involved in major decisions that directly impact the education of their child and all children. Eastside Education Network will advocate for meaningful parental involvement in decision making at the school, district and state level.
Advocacy – Effective advocacy is how we bring about real change. Eastside Education Network will empower parents to improve our schools and support student learning through use of proven strategies we have developed from years of engagement and grassroots organizing around education.
World-Class Education Requires 21st Century Skills – The Eastside is home to one of the most highly educated populations in the country, featuring a substantial employment presence in technology, healthcare, aerospace and telecommunications. Yet for many reasons, our state is not producing enough graduates to fill the jobs in these industries. Eastside Education Network supports partnering with business and community leaders to close these skills gaps and to ensure that all students are ready for college and/or training the jobs of today demand.
Education For Every Student – Eastside Education Network brings a wealth of knowledge and experience helping students our system is not reaching, such as students with disabilities or those who struggle with a one-size-fits-all approach. We believe that when given the right supports and an effective teacher, all students can grow and thrive.