There’s always room for improvement in education. We can always find new ways to deliver a better education to more students in a more efficient and effective way, but it seems that change is necessary now more than ever. A need for improved teacher quality, more Internet and computer access, a lower dropout rate, and better curricula are sorely needed in American schools today. But schools lack funding and supplies, while trying to make do on an infrastructure that doesn’t seem to work. All of this has turned into a revolution among educators, and naturally, they have taken to Twitter. Follow education news, reform groups, influential people in education policy, and teachers at the front line, all here in our collection of great Twitter feeds for education reformers.
Follow what’s going on in education reform and politics with these Twitter accounts.
- @TheEduTrap : Trapit shares updates on the latest innovations in improving American education.
- @EdReformPR: Stay on top of news in education reform with @EdReformPR.
- @harvinmoore: Harvin Moore offers daily news in education reform.
- @EdVoices: Follow @EdVoices for a magnifying glass on education blogs.
- @liberatelearn: @liberatelearn shares news about freedom in learning.
- @educationweek: Education Week chronicles education news, including reform and policy.
- @dropoutnation: Check out RiShawn Biddle’s tweets for a chronicle of education reform, with a special focus on America’s dropout crisis.
- @welearnmore: Find out how students can learn more with education blogs from @welearnmore.
- @DianeRavitch: Diane Ravitch tweets and blogs about the state of education with Education Week.
- @alexanderrusso: This former Hill staffer writes about school reform and broken high schools.
- @politicsK12: These bloggers report on the latest at the intersection of education and politics.
- @EducationNext: Follow updates from this quarterly journal discussing education’s readiness for major change and reform.
- @eduwonk: Follow @eduwonk’s Twitter account to find out what’s going on in the world of education.
These Twitter accounts share what the government is doing for education reform and more.
- @usedgov: Follow news and information from the US Department of Education on @usedgov.
- @EDPressSec: Justin Hamilton represents the official twitter account for the Department of Education Press Secretary.
- @arneduncan: Arne Duncan shares the official word from the US Secretary of Education on Twitter.
- @EdWorkforce: @EdWorkforce creates fiscally responsible reforms for students and more, sharing great ideas on Twitter.
- ED_Outreach: Massie Ritsch’s Twitter connects ED to education stakeholders.
Whether they are powerful lobby groups or concerned parents, these Twitter feeds will keep you up to date on what they’re doing to change education for the better.
- @EdProgress: @EdProgress shares news in education policy from the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
- @ChildDefender: @ChildDefender shares news as the Childrens Defense Fund works to ensure a level playing field for all children.
- @edReformer: Read what @edReformer has to say about excellence in education and education reform.
- @educationgadfly: Read these tweets from the Fordham Institute about educational excellence and reform.
- @tapsystem: The TAP System works for advancement opportunities in education for teachers and students alike.
- @edreform: Check out tweets from the Center for Education Reform to learn about education change in the US.
- @SOSMarch: The Save Our Schools March works to preserve the idea of a free, high quality public education for each child.
- @EdPolicyatNAF: Check out these tweets for new ideas in equity, access, and excellence in education.
- @nsvf: NewSchools is working to transform public education to give all children the opportunity to succeed.
- @CEAMOfficial: CEAM is dedicated to education reform in Missouri and beyond.
- @FiftyCAN: 50CAN is an education advocacy group working to close the achievement gap.
- @LS4C1: @LS4C1 tweets about fighting for better education for children in the US.
- @teachplus: @teachplus is working to support the retention of high quality teachers for the future of education.
- @PIEnetwork: Follow the @PIEnetwork to see how they are supporting education advocacy organization that are working to improve education.
- @TexasEduReform: TIER supports education reform in Texas, with the goal to prepare students for higher education and life in the 21st century.
- @SchoolsThatCan: Schools That Can offers hope through high performing urban schools with quality education.
- @JeanneAllen: Jeanne Allen tweets as the founder/CEO of the Center for Education Reform.
Teachers are working hard for education. Follow these Twitter feeds to find out who is working hard for teachers.
- @tfteacher: The Frustrated Teacher is a former teacher, current advocate for kids.
- @NCTQ: @NCTQ shares tweets from the National Council on Teacher Quality, working to make sure every kid has an effective teacher.
- @AnthonyCody: This former science teacher helps support teachers with workshops for project-based learning and teaching for change.
- @TeacherBeat: Follow Stephen Sawchuk for the latest in teacher developments from Education Week.
- @TeacherReality: This teacher and advocate exposes education reform profiteers in favor of real reform in public education.
- @urbanteachersed: Follow James Boutin as he shares what it’s really like for urban teachers.
- @TeachForAmerica: Follow @TeachForAmerica to learn about the program that supports outstanding college graduates and professionals as teachers in needy public schools.
- @EducationSector: This group is an independent think tank for innovative solutions in education.
- @EdEvolving: Education Evolving advocates for better ways to young people to learn and teachers to work.
Follow what’s going on in education policy with these influencers on Twitter.
- @Eduflack: Patrick Richards is an "education agitator" discussing education policy.
- @rgwahby: Robbyn Wahby tweets about her passions as an education and childrens’ policy geek.
- @saramead: Sara Mead shares her views as an education policy analyst.
- @AEIeducation: This education studies program promotes common sense solutions for education programs.
- @edvoters: Follow @edvoters to learn about activists preparing children for college, work, and life.
- @TCBGP: Follow @TCBGP for tweets about music, politics, and educational issues.