Newsletters

Winter 2016 – A message about working together from our Executive Director, Grassroots Action 101 from our Policy Director, stories from our staff about partnering with parents, information about our upcoming Kickoffs in St. Paul and St. Cloud, and a welcome to our new staff and board members.

Fall 2015 – Message from our ED: your gifts support our work. 2015 Fall Summit: relationships are imperative for learning. Message from our Policy Director: parent action was key to increasing education spending targets. A parent perspective on education policy making and a heartfelt “thank you” to Eunice Slager.

Winter 2015 – Meet the new faces of Parents United. We have a new Executive Director, an expanded presence at the Capitol, and an active statewide advisory group.

Spring 2014 – Legislative session wrap-up from Mary Cecconi; Parent Leadership Summit 2014 take a look back at education policy changes; Investor Briefing Breakfast has a look behind the scenes at the Capitol; and we welcome Shawna Hedlund to our staff!

Fall 2013 – An evolving vision for the future; Parents United hosts John H. Jackson on supports-based approach to education reform; We Day youth empowerment event; new Parents United Board members!

Spring 2013 – 2013 Legislative Session: The public brings homes a win; Parent Summit examines what 21st century schools need; Parents United provides over of E-12 omnibus bill at Achievement Gap Committee event in Minneapolis; Parents in Action: West Metro parents meet with legislators about education

Winter 2013 – Targeting investments for children in greatest need; Parents United supports St. Paul Public Schools’ DPAC; Robbinsdale parent testifies for increased funding; Parents United takes lead in state’s family engagement efforts; Parents United’s Ann Hobbie impacts Teacher Eval group

Fall 2012 – Needed: A new design for public schools; Parents United partners with Twin Cities Media Alliance; Meet our supporters: Business owners Christa Anders and Laurie Davis; Owatonna’s Grandparents for Education up for national award; Parents United welcomes Michael Miller to the board!

Spring 2012 – Changing the mindset about how to transform public schools; Parents United honors legislators at 10th annual Summit: Minnesota by the Numbers; I’m a Public School Graduate project launched; Board Member attends Mom Congress!

Winter 2012 – 10th Anniversary 2002-2012; 2012 legislative kick-off draws largest attendance yet; the public’s role in democracy; legislative briefing breakfast; first Legislative Action Committee networking session; Parents United welcomes five new board members!