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Parents Aren’t Teachers — They’re Parents

Kent Pekel, Huffington Post – Education, October 12, 2015    At the start of the current school year, I was struck by the number of superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the country who called on parents to get more involved in their children’s learning. I also noted that many of them promised to […]

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2015 Parent Leadership Summit: The Imperative for 21st Century Learning

RelatePicsArtWe are kicking off the school year with a truly wonderful event: our annual Parent Leadership Summit. Come have lunch with us and share in some amazing conversation!

The education system has been focused on testing for a decade, yet we see little improvement in closing achievement gaps. We would like to disrupt the current dialogue! What is “The Imperative for 21st Century Learning?” Hear what the Search Institute and Minnesota Humanities Center have discovered makes the difference for our children’s learning. You may be very surprised!

Ask your site councils, your PTAs, your friends and neighbors to join us as we explore what this new imperative might mean for our schools!

$35 includes lunch. Scholarships are available. Please contact laura@parentsunited for more information.


Bonus: Join us at 10 am to network with Legislative Action Committee (LAC) members from other school districts. LAC’s are a great way for parents to influence policy makers around issues they care about in education.

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Can Minnesota halve the achievement gap by 2017?

Christopher Magan, Star Tribune, September 26, 2015   Minnesota has work to do if it is going to meet state education leaders’ goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017. State officials’ assertion that school accountability measures released this summer show roughly two-thirds of schools are on track to meet that goal overlooks […]

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Update for September 18, 2015: Keep These on Your Radar

Parent Leadership Summit The Imperative for 21st Century Learning Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 1640 Larpenteur Ave St Paul, MN 55108 Register   There are only two weeks left to reserve your space at our school year kick-off event and we want to make sure you’re there! On October 2, come have lunch with […]

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