DesignMissoula has been working with Cynthia Liu, K12 News Network (K12NN) to help provide an easy to use platform (integrated map feature, easy to use forums, etc.) for parents and communities that allows them to discuss topics about what is going on in the public schools in their communities. You can set up your own groups here.
K12NN is a social venture and intentional community formed to support and strengthen public schools through 1) full civic participation in democratic daily governance of local schools, and 2) full funding of public education using the electoral process. We do this through promoting education news and advocacy.