It’s ‘Parents as Partners’ Week in NYC

This just in…

As part of a new initiative by the DOE, we’re pleased to see a dedicated week-long event for parent involvement that starts today!

We’ve contacted the DOE’s Division of Family and Community Engagement Executive Director Jesse Mojica for more information, so stay tuned.

For registration, sign up here.

According to the DOE website:

The Parent Academy is a collaborative citywide program dedicated to creating and enhancing partnerships within school communities, by strengthening parent involvement to support student achievement.

The Parent Academy will provide a cohort of schools with training opportunities aligned to the Department of Education’s Partnership Standards.

Schools will also have the opportunity to network with area-schools to refine and develop superlative practices around family engagement.

Participating schools will receive access to online resources for direct and turnkey training models, as well as direct assistance from Parent Academy staff.

Through free local, community-based workshops, the Parent Academy will assist parents by providing opportunities for them to learn more about what their children are learning in school and how they can support their children’s learning at home.

There will be three workshops in each borough during the 2012-2013 school year.

By attending Parent Academy workshops, parents will have opportunities to learn about local community organizations that can provide their children with extra help.

Learn more about the Parent Academy.

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