UPLAN’s message is getting out there in 2018! Organizations across the country are asking UPLAN parent leaders to their share expertise on parent leadership. In January, UPLAN parent leader and Governing Council member Julia Sosa from the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), Donna Thompson-Bennett Co-Director of the National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI), and UPLAN National Organizer Erin Moore shared
The U.S. Departments of Education and Homeland Security have a joint policy to not conduct immigration enforcement activities at “sensitive locations” including schools, school bus stops, health care facilities, places of worship, religious or civil ceremonies, and public demonstrations. UPLAN parent leaders, in several meetings with US Department of Education top officials, shared parents’ fears and the barriers to engaging
UPLAN’s 2017 national gathering was a success! 111 representatives convened in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 25 UPLAN member groups and several partner organizations including Every Child Matters, the National Association of Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE), and Partners for Each and Every Child. The gathering was an incredible opportunity for parent leaders to engage with their peers from
UPLAN parent leaders Toyin Anderson and Dru Hill, along with UPLAN and member organization staff, took to Washington DC to strategize on and advance the idea of affordable and accessible child care for all families! On October 23rd, they gathered with other national leaders and organizers to learn more about the Child Care for Working Families Act, a UPLAN-endorsed bill.
Parent leaders – You’re invited to a webinar on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)! Now is the time for parents to speak up on their district’s ESSA plans! Join us for a free webinar to: *Understand ESSA and what it means for your child and community. *Know what to expect from your school district as they engage parents on
On June 24, 2017 three UPLAN leaders spoke at the closing plenary of the National Family and Community Engagement Conference in San Francisco and launched their post card campaign to create a federal Office of Parent Engagement and a Parent Advisory Council within the U.S. Department of Education. Three-hundred signed post cards expressing support for this recommendation have been sent
Five members of UPLAN’s Governing Council went to Washington D.C. May 2nd and 3rd to spread the word about the need for parent voice in policy-making at the national level. They met with the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, sharing UPLAN’s recommendation to create an Office of Parent Engagement so that parent voices can be effectively
UPLAN Governing Council leaders will head to Washington, D.C. in May to meet with a senior official in the Department of Education to propose the creation of an Office of Parent Engagement to assure that authentic parent voices are heard in the creation of all policies that affect children and families. Parent leaders will also meet with other public officials