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
We’re excited to announce UPLAN’s 2017 National Conference, November 28-30, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico! UPLAN parent leaders and member groups will gather to: *Participate in and lead workshops on policy issues, organizing and leadership development strategies, and more! *Network and build relationships with other parent leaders from across the country. *Shape UPLAN’s goals, strategies, and structure for 2018. We
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
UPLAN spread the word about parent leadership and organizing at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s National Family and Community Engagement Conference in San Francisco June 22-24, 2017. UPLAN was featured in the closing plenary where three Governing Council members – Regina Elmi, Rosazlia Grillier, and Zully Rodriguez – delivered keynote speeches about their experiences and visions as parent leaders. Additionally,
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