Each quarter, JPEF hosts Advocacy Nights to inform and educate parents, teachers and community members about issues impacting education. These sessions connect content experts to stakeholders with the aim of preparing them to be active education advocates for our community.
The next Advocacy Night will be Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. via zoom and will focus on education legislation being considered by Florida lawmakers. Please join us to learn more about this legislative session: from bills seeking to ban teachers from speaking on certain topics like race, sexuality, and gender identity, to legislation affecting local school boards.
We will hear from local experts and educators and provide you with the resources you need to make your voice heard.
At the December Advocacy Night, we discussed Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) with graduates from JPEF’s Parents Who Lead (PWL) program. PWL takes participants through a 20-week intensive training program where they develop skills to become strong education advocates.
Over the summer, participants of our Teacher Leadership and School Leadership Initiatives took a deep dive into the topic of restorative justice and restorative practices in schools. As opposed to a traditional response to behavioral conflict that focuses on punitive responses to broken rules and punishments, restorative justice takes a healing-centered approach to repair the harm caused by conflict and build a strong, safe community.