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Public Schools Toolkit

Posted: May 24, 2012   Size: 7.1MB   Format:    Download

Schools are an important factor in a community's quality of life and are, therefore, an important factor in the business of real estate. "How are the schools?" is one of the most common questions fielded by real estate agents throughout the United States. By familiarizing themselves with issues that affect public education, real estate agents can be better prepared to make a difference in their schools and communities. NAR has produced this toolkit to help REALTORS® enhance their knowledge and understanding of the public school system so they can become involved in improving their schools and communities.

Inside this toolkit, you will find:

Issues in Public Education

  • Cultural Issues: The Achievement Gap
  • The Benefits of Green School
  • Walkability and Safe Routes to School
  • School Building and Siting
  • Teachers Living Where They Work
  • Charter Schools: Are They Achieving Results?
  • Federal Education Programs: The Politics of Reform
  • How Schools are Funded

REALTORS® Making a Difference

  • Participate in the School of the Future Design Competition
  • Serve on a School Board
  • Provide Scholarships For Local Students
  • Read, Teach, and Mentor in Your Community
  • Explore Housing Programs that Support Teachers
  • Organize a Walk/Bike to School
  • Support Innovative Projects That Improve Schools
  • Volunteer in Schools — and for Schools
  • Advocate for a Local School Issue
  • Steering, Schools, and Equal Professional Service
  • NAR Official Policy on Public Education
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Bibliography