Family Engagement Events in DC this Fall

Following are two announcements of upcoming meetings sponsored by DCPS on family engagement and a forum on Family Engagement sponsored by the Young Education Professionals.

The DCPS Office of Family and Community Engagementis reaching out to parents of current DCPS students. They are hosting interactive discussions on what support, information and
partnerships you think are necessary to support your child’s academic
success, your child’s school and the school district as a whole. Your input
will help inform the development of DCPS’ family engagement strategy and
next steps. The upcoming meeting dates, times and locations are listed
below. For your convenience, they are providing child care, interpretation and lightrefreshments. The ward 7 meeting took place tonight.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact them at 202-442-8824.
*Dates, times and locations*
Wards 1 & 4, October 27th, 6-8pm, Tubman ES, 3101 13th St NW
Wards 5 & 6, November 10th, 6-8pm, Ludlow-Taylor ES, 659 G St NE
Wards 2 & 3, November 14th, 6:30-8:30, Eaton ES, 3301 Lowell St NW

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posted this on their site:
RSVP now for our family engagement event!
With remarks by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), former superintendent ofDenver Public Schools

Family Engagement: Bridging the Classroom-to-Living Room Divide

WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325 (Accessible via Union Station Metro)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 6:00pm-8:30pm
RSVP: http://bit.ly/YEPDCFamilyEngagement

The research is clear: family engagement is critical to the success of our education system – from implementing large-scale reform to improving individual student achievement levels. Across the board, there is agreement among education leaders and stakeholders that parents and family members are central to the success of a school, a teacher, and a student. There is less agreement and less clarity around what family engagement is, what family engagement is supposed to look like, and what effective, replicable models of family engagement exist.

Please join YEP-DC, the Flamboyan Foundation, and Senator Michael Bennet at the panel event “Family Engagement: Bridging the Classroom-to-Living Room Divide” where we will explore the role of educators, schools, districts, and the federal government in developing, identifying, and scaling up best practices in effectively engaging parents, families, and community members in a child's education.

Panelists include:
  • Kelly Young, Interim Chief, Office of Family and Public Engagement, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Jacque Chevalier-Minow, Senior Education Policy Analyst, National Parent Teacher Association
  • Danette Dicks, Kindergarten Teacher, Eagle Academy Public Charter School
  • Aquila Watson, D.C. parent
  • Moderator: Kristin Ehrgood, President & Board Chair, Flamboyan Foundation
With remarks by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), former superintendent of Denver Public Schools

Sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet, with support from the Flamboyan Foundation

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