Everyone says “involved parents make a school great.” But what does that mean in reality? As parents ourselves, we know firsthand how hard it is to keep up with what’s going on in our school community. We know it’s difficult to find time and space to get involved, and even harder to bring about change, while trying to balance work, home life, family commitments and many other demands.
But finding the time to get involved is vital to the well-being of our kids, our schools and our communities.
Without parental involvement, an important voice is lost. A voice that provides insight on how our kids learn, what our kids need and what their every day school experiences are like. A voice that speaks passionately for all kids. A voice that can help change the way we think about education.
Eastside Education Network was founded by parents who’ve spent years navigating our public school system. Through our work on the ground in PTA, in statewide advocacy groups, in disability rights settings, in our leadership roles in schools foundations, in school districts, on school boards, and in Olympia, Eastside Education Network provides parents the support they need to improve our schools.
Whether parents want to change a policy in their school district, provide feedback on what’s working well, or simply learn more and engage with the community about issues important to them at the local or state level, Eastside Education Network gives parents information they need and a student-centered perspective they can trust.
That’s why our mission statement is simple: Bringing together parents committed to ensuring our public schools achieve successful outcomes for all students.