by Julia Guzman

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This issue of Insights was written by Julia Guzman, SEDL Program Specialist, and edited by Joyce Pollard, Director of Institutional Communications and Policy Services.

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Published in Insights on Educational Policy, Practice, and Research Number 9, October 1999, Speak Up! Engaging Policymakers with Educators and Communities in Deliberative Dialogue