Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New York City Parent & Community Engagement Conference

On Wednesday, October 16, the New York City Public Education Conference on Parent and Community Engagement was held at the New School’s Center for New York Affairs. The goals for the conference were:
  • To prepare a set of effective, research-based parent/family engagement programs that could be adapted to improve family and community engagement.
  • To discuss ideas and recommendations for new initiative in parent/family engagement.
  • To develop a report and follow-up activities to influence the next Mayor’s Public Education Agenda and Parent/Family and Community engagement polices as well as systemic actions.
Keynote speaks and a panel discussion, facilitated by Dr. Karen Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, offered participants encouragement and ideas on Best Parent and Community Engagement models.   The World Café engaged participants in gathering ideas for improving the city’s parents and engagement structure, policies and systems.  

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