This month, NAFSCE's Effective Practices Webinar addresses a subject that over 60% of our member survey respondents said they wanted to learn more about -- the role of parent leadership in effective family engagement. Representatives from United Parent Leaders Action Network, Teaching for Change, and the National Parent Leadership Institute will join us to discuss how parent leadership can impact and influence family engagement and help to build equity in the classroom. How can family, school, and community engagement professionals work with parent leaders to improve student achievement? What are some of the most effective ways to build parent leadership in a school community? What role can local leadership play in mobilizing parent leaders across the country?
United Parent Leadership Action Network (UPLAN) is a national network of parents coming together from across the country to inform policies and programs that matter to families and children, especially families with young children.
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) creates partnerships between parents, students, and educators to further students' academic achievement that has been enhanced since inception in 1987. PIQE is dedicated to achieving economic and social equality for all through education, and aims to provide families with the knowledge and skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their children achieve their full potential.
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI) exists to coordinate and increase the civic skills and impact of diverse parents to improve child and community outcomes as they build caring communities. NPLI works with agencies, community organizations, local/state governments and other systems and trains parents, agency leaders and community leaders (as well as children through a two-generational strategy) to view parents as valuable leaders and assets working to build caring communities.