There’s lots of research showing that parents’ involvement in their children’s education is key to school success, but are all parent and community engagement efforts equal? How do we know what types of programs are likely to succeed or fail?
Answers to these questions will the subject of a keynote address by Anne Henderson, co-author of “Beyond the Bake Sale,” at a community forum Tuesday, November, 12. The event will take place 4:30 –7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton in Rocky Hill and will include discussion sessions for participants from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
This forum, titled, Welcoming Schools: How to have effective two-way communications, is the first in a series of community forums sponsored by CEA, American Federation of Teachers Connecticut, Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association, Connecticut State Department of Education/School-Family-Community Partnerships Department, Connecticut Federation of School Administrators, Connecticut National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Urban League of Greater Hartford.
When families, community members, teachers, principals, school leaders, and students partner together we can make good public schools even better.