Live Chat with Education Nation: Parental Involvement

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Live Chat with Education Nation: Parental Involvement
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 12:42pm

iVillage is hosting a live chat around a great topic at the upcoming Education Nation event. We want to know: how involved are you with your kid’s education? What do you think of trigger laws and high-stakes testing? Tune in to listen, and of course, please chime in with questions or comments of your own!

Date: Monday, September 26
Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm ET
Where: The chat will be promoted on the home page. Just follow the link!

Topic: Education’s Best Kept Secret - An Engaged Parent
Host: Natalie Morales
Moderators: Kelly Wallace of iVillage and Shira Lee Katz of Common Sense Media

Description: Whether they’re advocating for more time for arts and music in their local school or for major changes in state law, parent involvement often gets started based on just one thing: the needs of their individual child. Across the country, parents are leading the charge for “trigger” laws to overhaul failing schools, to scale back high-stakes testing – and everything in between. Now some are even asking, do parents need a union of their own?

Confirmed Panelists:

- Janet Barresi, Oklahoma State Schools Superintendent

- Ben Austin, Executive Director for Parent Revolution

- Brenda Martin, Mom Congress delegate in Kentucky and Indiana

- Mercedes Sandoval, New Mexico PTA

- Peg Tyre, Author, “The Good School

Hope to see you there!