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Promoting Family, School and Community Engagement Symposium 2014

All are welcome to Smith Institute for Applied Research’s fifth annual Invitational Symposium November 13th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Friday, November 14th from 8:30am – 2:30 pm in Johnson C. Smith University’s Grimes Lounge.

Dorothy Counts (r), a pioneer in public school integration, provides the crowd with her thoughts about community and parental engagement in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools during the 2013 Symposium at Johnson C. Smith University. Photo: Jeff Cravotta

Dorothy Counts (r), a pioneer in public school integration, provides the crowd with her thoughts about community and parental engagement in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools during the 2013 Symposium at Johnson C. Smith University. Photo: Jeff Cravotta

In partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, JCSU has developed a schedule of events centered around the theme Promoting Family, School and Community Engagement in Charlotte’s Northwest Corridor:  Promising Practices for Success. Thursday is focused on professional development for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and Friday addresses the community The presentations will include an open discussion with CMS parents, CMS’s family engagement liaisons, teachers, and the community, the findings from the survey of local parent and community engagement survey, and how community members can further their involvement.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Howard University’s Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Gloria Funches-Noland of the Parents Commission, National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
  • Carrie Jasper, Family Engagement Specialist of the Department of Education

Symposium Registration 2014

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