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Wednesday, January 23 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Engaged Families, Connected Communities, and Successful Students
By promoting an environment supportive of literacy and a culture of learning in schools, families and communities can work together to improve student achievement—in school and, ultimately, in life. In order to accomplish this, families must be motivated to participate, and communities must have local ownership and a direct connection to schools and other education systems. Participants in this session will learn strategies on how to effectively involve families and communities to serve the best interests of our nation’s most precious resource – our children – from the chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA) and former CEO of the National PTA, the nation’s largest child advocacy association of more that five million members nationwide. Come to this session to learn more about engaged, empowered families, connected communities, and students who are destined to succeed!

Speakers
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Byron Garrett

A former K-8 charter school principal, Garrett 's an agent of change. He is Chair of National Family Engagement Alliance, President & CEO of Life Works, former CEO of National PTA, on Parenting Mom's Congress Advisory Board, author of The ABCs of Life, and a national and international... Read More →


Wednesday January 23, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Presidential D