Parent Leadership Summit 2013

Thursday morning, May 23, 2013, St. Paul, MN

Designing a Better School System for 21st Century Minnesota

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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”650″]Summit reading list:

Series of short videos on designing a healthy learning environment: A Year at Mission Hill [/sws_yellow_box]


8:30 am           Registration and continental breakfast, Dunn Bros Coffee

Morning Session:  Designing a Better School System for 21st Century Minnesota

Are public schools failing? Or, in a changing world, do our students need a new model? How do we deliver education to support 100 percent of our students being college or career ready? Join us in engaging our panel and audience in a thought-provoking discussion.

Presenters:  Mary Cecconi and a “Deep Thinkers” Panel:

  • Keith Lester, Superintendent of Schools, Brooklyn Center
  • Vina Kay, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Organizing Apprenticeship Project
  • Rebecca Wade, Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools
  • Radious Guess, Family Engagement Specialist, Northwest Suburban Integration School District
  • Dr. Keith Brooks, Professor of Education at Bethel University, with expertise in diversity and multicultural affairs
  • Representative Kathy Brynaert, chief author of new assessment and alignment legislation for Minnesota

Also participating – for insights and fun – the Theater of Public Policy!

Lunch Provided

1:00 pm          Optional Afternoon session: Legislative Wrap-up – Mary Cecconi

Debrief the 2013 Legislative session. How will it impact your schools? Hear about a plan to engage parent-led Legislative Action Committees to maximize effectiveness in policy making.

Summit flier – copy and share!

Cost for this day of networking and learning is just $20; scholarships are available.
Register and pay online with a credit card, or print out the form and mail to us.
Location: TIES Conference Center, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108


We are proud of our sponsors for this event! Sponsoring the Summit is a great way to make a tax-deductible contribution to Parents United and show others that you (or your workplace) care about Minnesota’s public schools. Contact Ann Hobbie, or 651-999-7391, for more information.

Lead Sponsors: ReMax Results and CKC Good Foods

Also sponsoring:

Labels2Learn, Eclipse Internet Consulting, Farmers Insurance/Rosendale Agency, GiveMN, Grandparents for Education, Steve Hunt – North St. Paul School Board Member, Ideas by Design, Minnesota PTA, St. Paul Public Schools Foundation, The Theater of Public Policy, Valley Bookseller

Providing in-kind donations:

Breadsmith, Common Good Books, Dunn Bros Coffee, Hampden Park Co-op, Izzy’s Ice Cream,

Rustica Bakery, Velasquez Family Coffee, Wet Paint