Category Archives: Family Engagement

Title I: Parent, Family, Community Engagement

“The name of the game is showing that mastery and achievement are the ways forward, because everyone has different skills and abilities and because there isn’t one single path to success, everyone can get there.” Continue reading

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How Are You? Are You Sure?

Originally posted on Debate and Switch's Blog:
“How are you?”  “I’m falling apart!“ might be our inner cry, but we often say “Fine,” without a hitch.  How often do we think of what that question sounds like to someone…

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Early Childhood Education

 Americans have many values that we hold dearly.  As shared in Real Family Values: Child Care and Early Childhood Education, “Americans hold few values dearer than equality, fairness, and opportunity, and high-quality early education is a key tool that helps … Continue reading

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Family Engagement in Education Act

Family Engagement in children’s education has been proven to be not only beneficial for the schools but also for increasing effectiveness and success of children’s education!  In fact, studies show that engaging families is also cost effective; schools would have … Continue reading

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Changing the Gavel at Kentucky PTA

The changing of the gavel between presidents can often evoke ambivalent feelings.  Saying goodbye to President Teri Gale in this role and appreciating her accomplishments while graciously greeting the new leadership of President-Elect Eddie Squires, represents that ambivalence.   This … Continue reading

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Emerging Minority Leadership

The Emerging Minority Leaders (EML) Conference encourages the development of new PTA leaders who can succeed in building bridges to ethnically diverse families to engage with PTA. This conference is the premier family engagement program for training ethnically diverse leaders … Continue reading

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Blogging at 2013 National PTA Convention in Cincinnati

I am excited to serve as one of the official bloggers for the National Parent Teacher Association (NPTA) annual convention this week!  The keynote speaker will be Erin Gruwell – diversity champion, educator & award winning author with the Freedom … Continue reading

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