Children who enter school with key readiness skills have an 82 percent chance of mastering basic skills by age 11, compared with 45 percent for children who are not “kindergarten ready.” Yet, many children nationwide are unable to reach this pivotal benchmark.
Join us on Tuesday, June 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST to hear from education leaders and practitioners who will share the latest research and on-the-ground lessons for how family engagement can improve kindergarten readiness and early school success in their states, districts, and communities. Moderated by Yolie Flores, President and CEO of Families In Schools, this panel conversation will explore:
- Why engaging families early matters for children’s long-term success
- How innovative technologies can be leveraged to support families
- The role that curriculum, professional development, and supplemental resources play in family engagement
Featured panelists include:
- David Cintron, Superintendent, District 14, NYC Department of Education, New York, NY
- Rebecca Crouse Kelley, J.D., Executive Vice President of Advocacy, Waterford.org
- Shawn Foster, Ed.D., Superintendent, Orangeburg County School District, Orangeburg, SC
- Kai-ama Hamer, Director, ParentCorps
- Priscilla Hopkins, Executive Director, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
- Deborah Leong, Ph.D., Co-founder and President, Tools of the Mind
This webinar is the fifth in a series of conversations designed to boost family engagement practices between school and home. The six-month series, produced by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York and Overdeck Family Foundation, explores bright spots in the field and provides education leaders and practitioners with resources and evidence-based strategies to support student success.
Header image courtesy of ParentCorps