NEA webinar on advancing student learning with family-school-community partnerships is March 29
The National Education Association will host a webinar to explore its new study, Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0. The study profiles 16 programs in 14 states in which NEA members play an active role. The webinar will take place on March 29 at 4:00 pm EST.
Anne Henderson, leader of the study, will explore the 10 strategies for effective partnerships that were identified. She will be joined by leaders and participants in the following programs:
- Revitalizing the Title I School-Parent Compact – This new program, now spreading throughout Connecticut, links school-parent agreements to school improvement goals. Patti Avalone, consultant to the Connecticut State Department of Education, will present the model. She will be joined by 6th grade teacher Nicole Fitzsimmons, a Connecticut Education Association member, who will discuss her experiences with parents at the Geraldine W. Johnson Elementary-Middle School in Bridgeport.
- Compadres in Education – Jennifer Pasillas, ELL graduation coach and Oklahoma Education Association member, and Melanie Pealor, assistant principal of Putnam City West High School, will highlight the successes of this family-community outreach program, including better student attendance, increased engagement, and rising test scores.
The National Education Association, an Alliance Partner, serves as the voice of education professionals. NEA believes every student in America, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education. NEA focuses the energy and resources of its 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and making schools safer, better places to learn.