Building a Culture of Parent / Community / School Partnership
On October 16, 2013, the Fund for Public Advocacy and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform organized a citywide conference on Parent and Community Engagement, hosted by the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School. Some 150 parent activists, educators, advocates, policy-makers and elected officials participated in workshops, forums, and roundtable discussions. The conference had two 2 major aims: to showcase a set of effective research-based parent and community engagement programs for the conference participants, and to elicit their recommendations for how the new mayor should improve parent and community engagement throughout the city school system.
In this report, you will find the synopses of the national parent engagement models the conference featured and a summary of the recommendations the conference participants offered for the new mayor.