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Preparing for the Future: Building a Foundation for Student Success

prepared for the Alberta School Boards Association

the assignment

    • to produce a professional, clearly written position paper that presented ASBA’s position on public education and made a strong case for association-proposed recommendations

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intended audience

    • the Government of Alberta Commission on Learning
    • Alberta School Boards Association members
    • the public


    • consultation with ASBA’s executive to frame the purpose and structure of the position paper
    • consultation with six task force groups and with consultants who had conducted surveys or gathered research data
    • development of recommendations based on the research results
    • definition and approval of key messages
    • development of a story line for the publication
    • development of a document-specific style sheet
    • consultation with ASBA’s board of directors, who approved the final format, tone and content of the position paper