Registration Opens for Parents & Educators Conference
The third annual Parents, Educators, and Principals Conference will be held Tuesday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.
The conference provides an opportunity for parents and education professionals to learn how to improve family and community engagement in schools, thereby enhancing student success.
The day features two workshop sessions, each with seven topics to choose from; a keynote address by Joyce Epstein, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and the founder and director of the National Network of Partnership Schools; and a panel discussion on Burlington School District’s experience as a partnership school.
Sponsoring organizations are Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) and its GEAR UP program, Vermont Principals’ Association, Vermont Family Network/Parent Information and Resource Center of Vermont (VFN/PIRC-VT), Vermont-NEA, Vermont Department of Education, and Voices for Vermont’s Children.
To register, visit www.vsac.org/ParentEducatorsPrincipalsConf by March 15. The fee, which includes lunch, is $50 per person or $200 per school team of four or more, including parents. Parents who need assistance with the fee may inquire about VSAC/GEAR UP or VFN/PIRC-VT scholarships by calling 1-800-800-4005.