August 8, 2005 – Parents United Update

August 8, 2005 – Parents United Update


It’s summer and no one wants to be thinking about back to school. Well maybe a little bit when the kids are saying how bored they are.  I just wanted you to know about a terrific opportunity!

The Alliance for Student Achievement Annual Summit is being held this year on September 23.  The Alliance is a coalition of all of the major state education associations. Parents United partners with the Alliance.  These Summits are a great opportunity for parents to see what the education community is thinking about. Check out their website at www.allianceforstudentachievement.org.

This year, the Summit is entitled, “The Highest Stakes: Successful Schools in an Era of Big Demands and Scarce Resources” 

Keynotes include Thomas Hutton, National Schools Boards Association “How Can Schools Receive Adequate Funding?” and Robert Hoffman, MnSCU Board of Trustees on “Preparing Every Student for a Post-Secondary Environment for Entry into the Workforce”

Breakout sessions include closing the achievement gap, NCLB, what Minnesotans think about their public schools and our own Hopkins resident, Ward Eames on business–friendly school financial reports—a must for anyone who is attempting local bond or levy referenda!

They want our participation and so provide scholarships for parents on a limited basis.  Please consider attending—it is a valuable event. I make it a practice to be there each year, so if you have questions, please call or e-mail me.

Mary Cecconi
(651) 214-6565
mary@parentsunitednetwork.org