Periodically, controversies can arise that impact how we communicate with our constituent audiences - students, parents, staff, board members, community members and the media. How should school leaders approach these issues? What should we consider when developing statements? How will we share the impact on learning? Whether sparked by a change in approach, a new idea, updated materials, or another catalyst, a seemingly commonplace item can quickly grow into a hot-button issue. The Communicating About Current Issues Toolkit is designed to help education leaders use communication best-practices and two-way communication strategies to foster mutual understanding between the schools and their audiences.