School Boards
Fully funded and equitable public schools are the bedrock of a just, multiracial society and thus our schools have long been center stage in attacks on civil rights and the public good. With roughly 15,000 school districts in the US, the opportunity & necessity to organize behind a common agenda is clear.

Our Vision and Work

School boards represent the community’s voice in public education, providing governance and shared knowledge of the community’s resources and needs. School board members are the policymakers closest to students in our public education system, working to ensure the mental, emotional, and physical safety young people need to thrive in school and beyond. 

As school boards across the country face rising threats and backlash, Local Progress is working to organize school board members around a multi-issue policy agenda and create a community of practice for progressive local leaders


Blogs And Featured News

We’re mourning the children and teachers of Uvalde, TX

We join them in keeping the memories of their children and heroic teachers alive.

Localities must reimagine traffic safety. Here’s how.

headshots of Javiera Caballero and Jillian Johnson

Durham Needs a New Vision of Safety

Local governments can and must continue protecting and expanding abortion access. Here’s how.

Want to Get More involved?

Check out our steering committees! Our work is member-led and our issue steering committees offer a big picture perspective on LP’s programmatic work.