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Beginning this month, the Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Department of Public Instruction are participating in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning. Speak Up is and was the first online research tool designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)’s education. Speak Up is open to students, educators and parents.
This year, the parent survey contains questions designed to capture more data on the size and scope of the homework gap in North Carolina. As such, the Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO) of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology seeks your support in advertising the survey to K-12 households in your jurisdiction. The data will be used to help BIO continue to measure the size, scope, and causes of North Carolina’s homework gap so solutions can be devised. 

The 2018 Speak Up survey is open for participation through January 31, 2019, with results released in February 2019.

To get involved, you can do the following three things:

    1. Advertise the parent survey directly to your citizens. To do so, we’ve attached four items,
      1. Email language to send survey information directly to parents (Resource 1)
      2. A flyer explaining how to participate in English, (Resource 2)
      3. A flyer explaining how to participate in Spanish (Resource 3)
      4. Sample language for social media posts (Resource 4)
    2. Contact your School District and schools to encourage them to participate in distributing the survey to their parents, students, and educators. Attached you’ll find an email (Resource 5) you can send to your district and school leaders pointing them to the resources needed to launch the survey. They can also use the parent information attached to this email to distribute to their parents.
  • Participate in the survey yourself if you have a student in a K-12 school.


If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Amy Huffman at BIO.
Thank you in advance for your support and assistance in helping us measure the homework gap and our citizens’ views on digital learning. 

About Speak Up
Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of more than 5.4 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialogue about how best to prepare students for the future.

Resource 1-SpeakUp Parent Email (002)
Resource 2-SpeakUp Flyer (English)
Resource 3-Speakup Flyer (Spanish)
Resource 4-SpeakUp Social Media Language (002)
Resource 5-SpeakUp NC Districts and Schools Email (002)

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