Local Voices on National Issues: Innovative Blogging by Education Post
While education is discussed and debated at great length on the national stage, so many of the most valuable insights are being shared at the local level, by individual champions who are driving the conversation forward. So how are they doing this?
As a special treat for our final webinar of 2018, Forum One’s CEO, Chris Wolz, will be talking with Education Post’s Acting Executive Director, Gordon Wright. As a “blog-first” organization, Education Post contributes to the education movement through a strong community of local and national bloggers who are champions for school equity, and are dedicated to building the public narrative in favor of school reform.
Over the course of our conversation, we’ll hear from Gordon about how Education Post has supported bloggers from local communities around the country to build a collective voice over the last four years, how it manages and nurtures this group of 20+ local and regional bloggers, and how measuring success plays such an important role in being able to grow from strength to strength.
About Our Speakers
Gordon Wright, Executive Director, Education Post
As the Acting Executive Director of Education Post, Gordon is passionate about building support for great public schools for all kids and feels lucky to help amplify the voices of inspiring advocates around the country every day. Before joining Education Post, he was Communications Director for Future Is Now, a nonprofit that seeks to organize and support teachers taking action to improve their schools and unions. Before that, he was Director of New Media at Erikson Institute, the nation’s premiere graduate school for child development, and prior to that he managed the website and electronic communications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also spent many years working in higher education, including management roles at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics.
Chris Wolz, CEO, Forum One
Chris brings over 20 years of advising clients on developing and implementing online services to accelerate their impact and help solve global problems. He’s advised organizations in digital strategy ranging from the World Bank, The Pew Trusts, the US Global Change Research Program, and others.