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 heard in the creation of educational policies that affect children and families. Parent leaders also met with children’s advocacy organizations and educated policy-makers on the issues affecting low-income families, immigrant families, and families of color. Parents know through their own experiences what children and families need and want to be recognized as the experts that they are about their children and families.
UPLAN’s message is getting out there in 2018! Organizations across the country are asking UPLAN
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