Save Our Alabama Schools presents a Facebook page to keep track of what’s happening to public schools in Alabama.
Save Our Schools AK presents a Facebook page to keep track of what’s happening to public schools in Alaska. At the time of posting this, their last post was 2019.
Save our Schools an Arkansas group of concerned citizens fighting for public schools in Little Rock. Find them on Twitter @littlerockschools.
Save Our Schools Arizona Facebook page that keeps Arizona citizens up-to-date on efforts to improve and address the needs of public schools in that state. #StepUpAZ and #Investined
Save Our Schools Arizona website to go along with the Save Our Schools Arizona Facebook page.
Save Our Schools Arkansas has a website that is undeveloped but a Facebook page that keeps track of the changes in that state. They also link to several other Facebook pages, Grassroots Arkansas, It’s Our LRSD (Little Rock School District), and Together We Can.
Reveal The Center for Investigative Reporting reports on education issues overlooked in the mainstream media: Business and Technology, Crime and Justice, Environment, Global Conflict, Health and Welfare, Money and Politics, and National Security.
Stop Rocketship Education Now! push back of Rocketship Charter Schools by citizens of Santa Clara and San Jose, CA. The site is no longer current, but the issues remain.
Exceptional Delaware website and blog especially pertinent if you have a child with special needs and live in Delaware.
Accountabaloney watches the shenanigans of the Florida legislature and blogs about the problems facing teachers and parents in that state.
Florida Stop Common Core Coalition they used to fight against Common Core. Archival information.
Online Sunshine keeps up with what’s happening in the Florida legislature. Link to daily live broadcasts of the Florida House and Senate.
Opt Out Orlando assists parents in Florida to opt their children out of harmful high-stakes tests. The blog is not current, but you might still find the necessary information. They advocate assessment involving multiple measures.
Georgians to Stop Common Core no longer current, but still provides past information about Common Core in Georgia.
Parents for Public Schools Hawaii coalition of parents, community members, and educators, ambassadors committed to ensuring all children in Hawai`i have access to quality public education. They work to bring families and the community together and work with policymakers to increase educational opportunities for students.
Idahoans for Local Education Keep Education Decision Making Close to Home. This site covers Common Core State Standards and other education news.
School Matters blog covering k-12 education in Indiana.
Blocks Together (BT)community organizing group in the West Humboldt Park (WHP) neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. Empowered residents to work together for systematic changes, tackling social justice issues relating to education, housing, economic justice, and the criminalization of youth. The site seems to no longer be active.
The Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE) dedicated school professionals, parents, community members, and other champions fighting for equitable public education. They work to keep the Chicago Teacher’s Union focused on behalf of its members and Chicago’s students.
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) Chicago area community organizing group concerned with low-income and working families. They work with education, housing, youth, seniors, and religious organizations. They try to keep public schools from closing. I’m not sure how current they are with their website.
Illinois Parents government site with links to information on a variety of school issues for parents.
Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE) site seems no longer current, but PURE empowered parents and co-founded Parents Across America. Might find informative information here.
Substance a long-running news source covering Chicago’s public schools. Reports are almost always pertinent to school districts around the country. I still have clips from years ago which show how school reform evolved. Remembering Co-founder George Schmidt.
Troy LaRaviere’s Blog post is no longer current but still important. It’s about the loss of special education services in Chicago Public Schools and other posts about CPS. Here he wrote “Like Thieves in the Night: Deceptive CPS Student Service Cuts Spark Principal Uprising” about the loss of real jobs and how it affects students with disabilities.
Hoosiers Against Common Core push back of the Common Core State Standards in Indiana. Focused on Common Core, PARCC test, local control, reducing high-stakes testing, quality standards, and teachers. Archival information.
Hoosier School Heist Blog by Doug Martin who also wrote Hoosier School Heist: How Corporations and Theocrats Stole Democracy From Public Education. The blog is no longer current but the information is important.
IN Source Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs parent volunteers serve families of infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities Volunteers are mostly parents of students with disabilities helping with educational programs and services.
Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education (NEIFPE) founded in 2011 after the Washington D.C. Save Our Schools March. The late Phyllis Bush was one of the co-founders. They provide an outline of the steps they took to push back bad school reform.
Save Our Schools Kentucky supports equitable access to public schools for every child. Those schools should include developmentally appropriate curriculum and authentic assessments. They encourage legislators to restore public school funding. Charter schools should not be permitted to take funds from struggling public schools. Vouchers should not be allowed to shift resources to private and parochial schools. They seek diverse representation and perspectives in a wide range of subjects, and seek healthy, nurturing school environments for all students.
Save Our Schools Kentucky is a pro-public school Facebook page that keeps families and citizens up-to-date on what’s happening to Kentucky schools.
SOSKY: Kentucky Parents, Teachers, and Students United to Save Our Schools private Facebook group that supports democratic public schools and seeks to protect them from attacks from privatizers and outside interests. They advocate fully funding public education, eliminating high stakes testing, and preventing the takeover of public schools by charters. They address ALEC. #StopChartersInKY.
Geaux Teacher! the blog of Lee Barrios, a retired middle school teacher from Louisiana. Posts are not current. Find Lee on Facebook. She’s an outspoken critic of harmful school reforms.
Step Up Louisiana works to ensure that the children there get an equitable and accountable education. Parents want good public schools with qualified teachers. They work with the national organization Journey For Justice Alliance.
Save Maine Schools covers timely concerns about technology replacing public schooling in Maine and everywhere.
Boston Public Schools help students set up savings accounts for college.
Boston Teachers Union covers public school news and activism to save public education in the Boston area.
Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance addresses the following issues: charter schools, debt-free college, high-stakes testing, school to prison pipeline, attack on public higher education, workers’ rights, and economic justice.
Save Our Public Schools Campaign Massachusetts Teachers Association video made in 2016 still relevant today.
Eclectablog keeps up with politics in Michigan. Writers report on topics critical to that State including education. The posts are important to the rest of the country.
Marcie Lipsitt/Education Advocate blog is not current, but the old posts might be helpful. Marcie is an activist for students with disabilities. She covers the state of special education and students with disabilities. She manages the Facebook page Michigan Alliance for Special Education.
Michigan BATs private Facebook group that fights for democratic public education.
Michigan Parents for Schools have a website and a more active Facebook page, but the entries from the past are good and the FB page brings parents and those concerned with education reform together. Find them on FB if you can.
Save Michigan’s Public Schools Facebook page to fight against harmful school reform.
Bright Light Small City: Independent Education News and Analysis from Minneapolis blogger Sarah Lahm. Sarah writes about high-stakes testing and a variety of issues concerning education in Minneapolis and schools across the country.
Minnsanity described as the Land of 10,000 education reformers chipping away at public education. Let’s join together to save our public schools, this site is run by a group of teachers, parents and community members concerned about public education in Minnesota.
Mississippi BATs have an active Facebook page addressing public education.
Missouri Education Watchdog covers information concerning data collection and privacy concerns related to children in school and other issues.
Nebraska Loves Public Schools a Facebook page that promotes films supporting students and public education. For example, one film is about suicide prevention.
Bob Braun’s Ledger covers Education, taxes, housing immigration, politics, and other issues that affect the people of New Jersey. Braun wrote for the Star-Ledger and was their education editor.
Blue Jersey All the News that Slips from Print often provides education articles. Jersey Jazzman is one of the staff writers. They also include a 2011 Special 6-Part Series from Blue Jersey entitled “Ed Reform 101.”
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District by Julie B. from New Jersey, a special education advocate. Her blog is not current, but her posts cover issues about special education.
Save Our Schools New Jersey grassroots, all-volunteer organization of parents and community supporters who believe in accessibility for every child to a democratic New Jersey high-quality public education. They work on public policy related to school issues and share information.
DCG Educator: Doing the Right Thing is no longer current, but writings cover the struggle of urban schools and New York City. He’s also the author of Doing the Right Thing: A Teacher Speaks.
New York BATs Facebook page with discussions surrounding the news, public schools, and teachers. It’s much about New York but also usually always relevant to what’s taking place in schools across the country.
NYC Public School Parents focuses on New York City public school issues but relates to public schools across the country.
StopCommonCoreNYS posts many anti-Common Core articles. They are not current.
With A Brooklyn Accent Mark Naison is Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. His blog contains views on public education and school reform and is a proponent of authentic community schools. He is a known public school supporter.
Common Core Diva blog with the title “We Will Not Conform: I’m Ready to Make Common Core History.” The blog is from North Carolina but addresses the general problems of Common Core.
North Carolina Policy Watch Education presents objective commentaries about the school problems in North Carolina.
Opt Out of Tests: New Hanover County Schools, North Carolina helpful resources for those living in NC, and parents can also obtain a sample letter if they wish to opt-out their student out of high-stakes tests. The site is not current.
Public Schools First NC is an important statewide nonpartisan group focused on creating good public schools in North Carolina. Red4EdNC is a part of this group that collaborates with teachers, parents, business, and civic leaders. They discuss the budgetary process too. The website also contains good research studies.
Save Our Schools! NC Parents for Public Schooling maintains a private Facebook page to support public education.
North Dakota Study Group progressive group concerned about the “narrowness” in public schools and the achievement gap. The group was started through The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota, and it still addresses serious issues facing our democratic public schools.
Family Voices of North Dakota parents supporting families who have children/youth and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental, and mental health challenges.
Ohio BATs Facebook page addresses the ongoing difficulties facing public schools and teachers.
Ohio Education Association advocates for saving Ohio’s public education system.
Save Ohio Schools is another Facebook page supporting public schools, but it is not as current as Ohio BATs.
Save Our Schools Oklahoma Facebook group that stands up for public education.
Oregon Save Our Schools blog that produced years of articles about public education and teaching in this state. It ended its run in 2019. Archival.
Keystone State Ed. Coalition grassroots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of locally elected volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. They evaluate public education issues. They provide links to other education sites.
Parents United for Public Education Philadelphia parents working for quality schools and keeping the public in public education. They provide a Know Your Rights Toolkit! Can’t get your child’s concerns addressed? Help document and report any consequences of underfunded schools.
Document Curriculum Deficiencies in PA’s Public Schools parents are provided information about their legal rights, how to file complaints, and work with others to oppose harmful school reform.
Gary Rubenstein’s Blog Gary is a Tennessee blogger and authority on Teach for America. A math teacher, he has authored several books. He wrote a children’s book–The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes.
Momma Bears The bears’ research bad corporate school reform in Tennessee and around the country with feistiness.
Strong Schools is a volunteer watchdog organization out of Sumner County focusing on teacher and student support. They seek to inform residents of the school issues being addressed by elected officials and the school administration. I especially like that they address the issue of problems surrounding the portables used in the school district.
Tennessee Education Report by Andy Spears, covers education issues in the State of Tennessee.
Tennessee Parents—Reclaim Reform Archival information.
Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence (TREE) information about bills pertaining to public schools that are covered by the Tennessee legislature.
Raise Your Hand Texas advocates for public schools and keeps Texans informed about public education issues.
Seattle Schools Community Forum They ended their blog last year. Old posts are still available and informative.
Seattle Education reports about Seattle’s public school system, and provide excellent information for the country about education reform.
Southwest Washington Education (K-12) education blog topics on a variety of issues.
Wauwatosa S.O.S. Support Our Schools parent-driven group that seeks to hold their elected officials accountable for decently funded quality public schools.
Wisconsin Public School Network project of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES) provides advocacy toolkits, handouts, and action guides to support public schools.
Wyoming Education Association members promote quality public education while providing professional services for students, schools, and the public to effectively run Wyoming’s schools.