Advocacy 101

Learn the tips and tricks to being an effective advocate for Iowa public education.

How To Advocate

Iowa has one of the finest public educational systems in the United States. Public education is the foundation of our democratic society and the key to successful futures of Iowa children. IASB is committed to statewide leadership to ensure high achievement for all Iowa students. IASB recognizes that school boards are in a strategic position to bring about continuous improvement in public education through governance, public policies, and advocacy. Learn more about advocacy techniques and tips for making your voice heard by reading the IASB Advocacy Tools, a guide to jump start your advocacy efforts.

School Board Member Advocate Job Description

Become a school board member advocate today! Download the IASB School Board Member Advocate Job Description to learn about how you can be the voice for public education. Get tips for strong advocacy tactics and learn about IASB resources to help you make your voice heard.

A Sample Two-year Advocacy Plan

Effective advocacy for education is a year-round job. It helps create awareness and encourages action from those in the community. To have a real impact on policy decisions made in Des Moines, advocacy must become a habit. Download our Sample Two-year Advocacy Plan to help provide direction and get your board involved in advocacy at the state level. An advocacy plan should identify specific board activities to assure effective legislative advocacy.