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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Panel discussion Saturday: Parents As Educators & Putting the Public Back into Public Education

I will be speaking on a panel Saturday morning, sponsored by Assemblymember Keith Wright and organized by the Urban League, as part of the Black and Puerto Rican caucus meeting in Albany

The details are below.

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

MEETING ROOM 6 (on the concourse, near the convention center)

WORKSHOP TITLE: Parents As Educators: Putting Public Back into Public Education

SPONSOR: Assemblyman Keith Wright

DESCRIPTION: Workshop will include community and school based strategies and models on how to increase parent engagement in the education and advocacy of their children. Advocates will provide information and analysis of existing educational policy on parent engagement. Attendees will receive a free copy of the New York Urban League's "A Parent's Guide to College."

Panelists include Danielle Moss-Lee, Director of Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF); Leonie Haimson, Executive Director of Class Size Matters; Ocynthia Williams, Coalition for Educational Justice; Anthony Harmon, Dir. of Parent and Community Outreach, United Federation of Teachers; Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of Brooklyn Movement Center.

Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of the NY Urban League, will serve as the moderator.

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