Thursday, January 12, 2006

Good Practices: Educating Parents For Student Success

We like what they're doing down in Miami:
Parents and students are invited tonight to attend Miami-Dade Public Schools' first Family Education Night, which will be held at 31 schools across the county.

The evening will include a workshop on building literacy, designed to help parents motivate their children to read. There will also be food, entertainment and door prizes.

District officials hope to make the family night a regular event, said schools spokesman John Schuster said.

The program is sponsored by the district's Parent Academy, which provides courses that encourage parents to take an active role in their child's education.

Family Education Night is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m., except in the Northwestern Senior High feeder pattern, where it will start at 5:30 p.m.
What a great idea! A school system that actually considers doing something proactive in order to help parents meet their children's academic needs.

And they're even doing it in the evening, when it's convenient for those parents who work.

I wish that our school system here in California's "Imperial" Valley was innovative enough to do something like this.
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