Mid-summer Update – July 24, 2012

It’s hard to think of school in the heat of mid-July, but some are doing just that!

Parents United is tracking the work of several important committees, convened by the Minnesota Department of Education, studying the critical issues of testing, teacher evaluation and school funding. We are proud to have helped parents serve on these task forces and working groups and we are interested in their recommendations.

On August 1, the Prevention of School Bullying task force established by the governor almost a year ago will have its recommendations completed. Check our Home page for their report when it becomes available.

Opportunity: Become a Literacy Tutor
Throughout the year, Parents United is often asked to advertise to or recruit parents for events or organizations, but we honor the relationship we have with you and rarely fulfill those requests.

However, a request from Minnesota Reading Corps is a terrific chance for you who have interest in becoming more directly involved with children’s learning, so we are passing it along. They are looking to place full-time tutors, through the AmeriCorps program, in schools across Minnesota. Positions begin on August 9, so if you are interested jump on it!

At the Website

  • This summer, we are highlighting the work of the people who make Parents United possible – meet the Board of Parents United for Public Schools!
  • While out vacationing this summer, consider whether the land you’re visiting is a school trust land.
  • Check out the new profiles for our “I am a public school graduate” project!

And have a great summer!

Mary

Mary Cecconi, Executive Director
Parents United for Public Schools
1667 Snelling Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55108
651-999-7391
www.parentsunited.org
Email Mary at mary@parentsunited.org

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