The Montessori Public Policy Initiative is thrilled to announce that it has received a grant from Trust for Learning to hold its second annual MPPI State Advocacy Retreat. The first Retreat was held last October in Washington DC and was attended by 80 state representatives from 26 states. This second Retreat will be again held in Washington, just blocks from the United States Capitol, in late September. MPPI is eager to have even more state representation, as the important work of Montessori advocacy at the state level continues to grow. The annual Retreat gives participants the opportunity to network with one another and learn from each other’s experiences, as well as to hear from federal and state policymakers on successful strategies for engaging in effective policy work. For more information on the Montessori Public Policy Initiative, please visit www.montessoripublicpolicy.org.