Category Archives: Parent Engagement

Dr. Pruitt in Kentucky adopts TV Frasier’s, “I’m Listening”

Education Town Hall with Education Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt at KEDC in Ashland during his eleven schools tour: “How does Kentucky define school success?  “This listening tour will be an opportunity for all education shareholders to provide input to the Kentucky Department … Continue reading

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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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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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Shooting Down Violence

Violence in Chicago has drawn national attention as many express concern over the grave gun violence, generally, and the mounting gun violence that has taken the lives of youth, specifically.  To address this growing concern, the national Congressional Black Caucus … 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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PTA Teacher and Staff Appreciation

On Friday, we held our Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon at our intermediate school!  We had a delicious catered lunch with wonderful desserts.  Our PTA vice-president, Nancy Crum, arranged the caterer and found colorful decorations with a western theme.  We … Continue reading

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