The forum is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Journal of Educational Controversy and the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity.
The theme of the forum is: “Bringing Family and Community Strengths into the Life of the School: the Parent Action Team,” and will feature authors of the article, “Everyone Should Feel so Connected and Safe: Using Parent Action Teams to Reach all Families” that was published in our Winter 2015 issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy. The work of the Parent Action Team is a collaborative project between the Woodring College of Education and the Mt. Vernon Washington Elementary School that resulted from a 1.5 million dollar grant by the Washington State Legislature. The grant, Collaborative Schools for Innovation & Success, aims to develop models for enhancing student learning and closing the achievement gap and for better educating teachers who are prepared to teach more effectively in today’s diverse classrooms.
Andrea Clancy is Washington School CSIS co-coordinator and Reading Specialist.
Azucena Ramirez is a Migrant Family Liaison at Washington School.
Location: Western Washington University, Miller Hall Collaborative Space
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015