Policy Forum on School Family And Community Engagement

Good morning, friends! The liveblog is about to being. If you are going to join the blog in progress, scroll down to one of the four sessions below. Part 1 (four entries below) runs from 8:30 to 10:30 EST. Part 2 (just above it) is from 10:40 to 12:10 EST. Part 3 is 1:15 to 2:45 EST and Part 4 3:00 to 4:30 EST. To follow along, simply log on to the appropriate part. If it is ongoing, you will be able to follow the content and make comments in real time! See you on the liveblog!

Policy Forum on School Family and Community Engagement Part 4

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The final session of the forum will discuss the opportunities for engaging families in transforming low-performing schools. The Panelists include Robert Balfanz, Director Everyone Graduates Center Johns Hopkins University; Charlotte Boyle, Superintendent Creighton School District; Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO California Community Foundation; Robert L. Hughes, President New Visions for Public Schools; Catherine Jordan, Program Manager Afterschool, Family and Community SEDL; and Minnie Pearce-Tate, Parent Representative and Parent/Community Engagement Consultant, National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents. The Discussant is Leah Raphael 2010-2011 Washington Teaching Ambassador US Department of Education, Charlotte Secondary School, Charlotte NC.

The session will be followed by closing remarks from Carmel Martin, Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, US Department of Education.

Policy Forum on School Family and Community Engagement Part 3

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How can educators and other stakeholders use student performance data to connect families and schools in meaningful ways? This panel includes my very good friend D’Lisa Crain, Administrator Department of Family-School Partnerships Washoe County Schools as well as John Q. Easton, Director Institute of Education Sciences US Department of Education; Aimee R. Guidera, Executive Director Data Quality Campaign; Thomas C. Schultz, Project Director for Early Childhood Initiatives Council of Chief State School Officers; and Bill Tucker, Managing Director, Education Sector.

Policy Forum on School, Family and Community Engagement Part 2

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This panel will discuss how federal, state and local stakeholders leverage existing and emerging legislation and programs to create systemic family engagement. The panel includes Jacqueline Jones, Senior Advisor for Early Learning US Department of Education, Joan Lombardi, Deputy Asst. Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development US Department of Health and Human Services; Heath E. Morrison Superintendent Washoe County Schools; Alexa Posny, Asst. Secretary for Special Education and Rehab Services, US Department of Education; and Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director Council of Chief State School Officers.

Policy Forum on School, Family and Community Engagement Part 1

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This session starts at 9am EST.

This is the first session of the National Policy Forum on School, Family and Community Engagement. Opening remarks are from Jim Shelton, Asst. Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement. The forum will be moderated by Dr. Karen Mapp, Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education. The first panel is composed of Anthony S Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Ron Mirr, President of RM Consulting; Arthur VanderVeen, CEO Office of Innovation, NYC Department of Education; and Heather B. Weiss, Founder and Director of the Harvard Family Research Project. Their topic is “What does family and community engagement look like in a new era of education reform”.

Developing Key Elements of National Strategy to Support and Sustain Engagement

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Legislative and Agency Briefing

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Looking Toward a National Strategy – A National Role

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National Parent Summit – Eugene Robinson

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Nevada Parent Involvement Summit

Join us and learn from Today’s Keynote Speaker Steve Constantino

Nevada Parent Involvement Summit

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