How Parent Leadership Improves Student Achievement and Education Equity
Teaching for Change’s approach to family engagement, called Tellin’ Stories, will be featured in the January 31, 2018 “Effective Practices Webinar” for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE). Tellin’ Stories, a nationally recognized approach to family engagement, draws from community organizing, popular education, racial equity, and best practices in family engagement to build stronger schools with parent power.
In the webinar, titled “The Role of Parent Leadership in Improving Student Achievement and Building Equity,” Teaching for Change staff will highlight real-life examples of parent organizing and parent leadership that directly supported academic achievement and equity in D.C.-area public schools while sharing strategies for schools to support parent leadership.
The webinar is free and open to all, and will also feature the National Parent Leadership Institute, the Parent Institute for Quality Education, and United Parent Leaders Action Network.
Here is the full webinar description from NAFSCE and the link to register.
This month, NAFSCE’s Effective Practices Webinar addresses a subject that over 60% of our member survey respondents said they wanted to learn more about — the role of parent leadership in effective family engagement. Representatives from Teaching for Change, the National Parent Leadership Institute, the Parent Institute for Quality Education, and United Parent Leaders Action Network will join us to discuss how parent leadership can impact and influence family engagement and help to build equity in the classroom. How can family, school, and community engagement professionals work with parent leaders to improve student achievement? What are some of the most effective ways to build parent leadership in a school community? What role can local leadership play in mobilizing parent leaders across the country?