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The POTUS is changing the legislative process
by ignoring public hearings and witness testimonies.  Please call your elected officials and tell them Trump is hurting Americans by trying to support a tax bill without the support of Americans, which should  not be interpreted as a win by the POTUS. The POTUS and GOP should be recognized as officially corrupt politicians if this bill passes. It took Reagan two full years to  
study and pass a tax reform bill.  

For an update on the Alabama election, click here
Doug Jones Won Showing that Americans Do Not Support the Trump, Bannon or Moore Brand of Politics! 

For updates on: CONN COALITION JUS Et Al v. RELL, JODI, M Et Al (P: X07),  click here or here.

Getting Back to the Basics
Click here to read this article. 
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​​The Supreme Court &
Raising the Bar on ​ Special Education
Click here to learn more. The Court reasoned -- "instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to sitting idly…awaiting the time when they (students) were old enough to
drop out."

For a List of Guidance Documents Rescinded (Outdated, Unnecessary, or Ineffective) by Trump/DeVos, click here,  here and here.

Note: "In many states, once a student accepts a private school voucher, federally mandated
protections are no longer in place."  To learn more, click here

*The book recommendation for November is Canoeing The Mountains by Tod Bolsinger, (a cross referenced selection for the Pres. Trump era). Stakeholders will find this selection useful for discussions focusing on adaptive change --- based on "learning, loss and negotiating the gaps of our values and actions." At the least, please try to read chapter seven. 
Switzerland
Ireland​​
South Korea
Coming Soon in 2017

Learn What the Experts Are Saying about
Excellent & Equitable Public School Systems
Across the Nation & Around the World! 


Topics for Discussion (& Your Checklist)
How Does Your State, District & School
Define and Support   Student Voice & Empowerment?  


Hearings

July 18, 2017

Watch Now Hearing on “ESSA Implementation:
Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts.”

July 13, 2017


Watch Now:  Hearing on “Opportunities for State Leadership
of Early Childhood Programs.”


May 24, 2017

  Watch Now:  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal

February 6, 2017

Watch Live Now: Debating Betsy DeVos' Nomination

February 2, 2017

Attend the Upcoming  School Choice Hearing
in D.C. on February 2, 2017!   (Time: 10 AM with an overflow room available... This event is 
open to the public.) This was an excellent hearing
with pertinent questions asked by Fudge, Davis, Adams, Scott, Takano, etc. Ms. Carter, as one of the witnesses, served the public well, too --- not only as an outstanding
parent in representing her son but also as a very knowledgeable witness. (It is also important for parents and community stakeholders to discuss  housing policies and lessons learned or the inclusionary housing policy option. They must also discuss the  voluntary use of race to avoid racial isolation school choice option.  Moreover, stakeholders must understand the " Unsafe School Choice" option for children who attend persistently dangerous schools. Betsy DeVos should know that parents want the best possible options for their children --- options and choices that reach beyond the idea of simply moving to another building without the supports in place that address positive student outcomes. In other words, she must discuss crucial facts and implementation insights based on proven results tied to student achievement if she is going to talk about school choice,
thoroughly.)



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COPACS is a U.S. collaborative of parents and community stakeholders (across races/ethnicities, gender, geographical regions, socioeconomic status and age groups) that was organized to support public school effectiveness.
 
This mission-driven goal moves beyond the “one size fits all” or the one dimensional traditional school-based approach to parent engagement.  Instead, COPACS supports parents as well as community stakeholders in gaining access to the latest gold and/or evidenced-based findings (best practices), lessons learned and/or the best possible solutions tied to positive student outcomes --- nothing less. 

To meet this need and/or to  further deepen parent and community stakeholder involvement in public schools, COPACS offers its members a wide range of programming ---  from capacity development opportunities aligned with research-based practices --- to "shared democratic spaces for knowledge creation, exchange and use." 

At its root, COPACS' purpose then underscores the importance of a culture of inquiry that guarantees  transparency and accountability in public school governance, discourse and decision-making connected to student achievement. 
 
To learn more about COPACS, please click here.
   
 
Joining  COPACS