Attend This Free Event Below.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 3 to 4 p.m. ET.
Join us for this webinar from our Education Week Leaders To Learn From virtual event series. The annual Leaders To Learn From special report shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Throughout 2015, we'll host webinars, live chats, and more virtual events related to this year's Leaders.
Find out more at edweek.org/leaders.
Improving outcomes for students is a family affair for Patricia Spradley and Tracy Hill. Both educators see parents as critical partners in improving student achievement—and have actively sought to engage them in the curriculum and school community. For Hill, that means taking parents along on college visits, or offering tips about the latest instructional strategies over donuts. For Spradley, that means offering a smorgasbord of classes to parents and community members through the district's parent academy. In Springfield public schools, moms and dads and grandmas and neighbors can learn how to help with homework or college applications, but they can also learn to knit or pursue their GED—anything that helps them serve as role models for lifelong learning.
Join this webinar to learn what these two Leaders To Learn From are doing in their districts to get parents and communities engaged, and how they are sharing their expertise and best practices with their peers.