- Visit School Matters to download your state’s high schools’ report card.
- Create score-cards measuring the quality of high schools in your area.
- Publicize score-card and other information about local high schools to area residents and community groups by issuing a press release and distributing score-cards at grocery stores, malls, banks, churches, and special events.
- Disseminate “Elements of Successful Schools” brochures to parents, PTA members, and other community advocacy groups to help them understand the features of a good school.
- Organize a lobby-day at the state capitol focused on high school education accountability and reform.
- Organize a letter-writing campaign to state elected officials calling for high school education accountability and reform.
- If there are not enough library, computer, and/or textbook resources in your local schools, ask your state legislators and chief school officer to seek more support for these high schools and others like it. Click here to locate your representatives.
- Connect with an existing or ask the governor to establish a “P-20” Council that coordinates state education from pre-kindergarten through graduate education.
- Organize a lobby-day at the U.S. Capitol focused on high school education accountability and reform.
- Organize a letter-writing campaign to the U.S. Congress calling for high school education accountability and reform.
- Ask your Congressional representatives to increase federal funding support for high schools.
- Visit the Alliance for Excellent Education to sign up for updates about national high school reform initiatives and Congressional action alerts.