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Parents advocate group targets local schools

Parents advocate group targets local schools
October 12
04:00 2017

The Parent Education Action Network (PEAN), a local initiative designed to address disparities in the school system, is looking to help parents get more involved in their children’s education by hosting a workshop later this month.

Since its inception in 2015 PEAN, has brought parents, community leaders and other organizations in the community together to build partnership with priority schools in the local district. A priority school is a school among the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools in the state based on the achievement of all students in terms of proficiency on the statewide assessments.

According to a list posted on the N.C. Public Schools website, between 2015 and 2017, 11 schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district were listed as “priority” or “failing.” PEAN is looking to change that narrative with its For Parents by Parents Parent Academy.

The goal of the free, year-round parent engagement initiative is to help each other become full partners in our children’s education by providing education excellence for all children by informing parents about the importance of their roles, uniting families and school, and giving parents a fuller sense of their rights, and responsibilities. The year-long initiative will provide free workshops for parents and children, peer parent partner support, transportation, cash stipends and warm meals.

The first session of the For Parents by Parents Parent Academy will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the local NAACP headquarters, 4130 Oak Ridge Drive.

For more information or to register please contact Nakida R. McDaniel at 336-830-4522.

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