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West Virginia Department of Education. Overview State Board Mandate 2008-09 Parent and Community (PAC) Focus Areas How Can We Partner Together? Partnering.

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1 West Virginia Department of Education

2 Overview State Board Mandate Parent and Community (PAC) Focus Areas How Can We Partner Together? Partnering to Promote Parent/Community Involvement

3 The West Virginia Board of Education believes that: Parent involvement at early childhood, middle and adolescent levels is absolutely fundamental to a healthy system of public education Strong partnerships between homes and schools are needed if a quality education, appropriate for the 21 st century is to be provided to all children Parent Involvement: 21 st Century Commitment

4 Research is clear…students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to: Earn higher grades and test scores Attend school regularly Have better social skills and adapt well to school Graduate and go on to postsecondary education Parent Involvement: Research-based

5 1. Creating a Welcoming School Environment 2. Linking Parents/Families to Learning Parent Involvement Focus

6 Strategic Partnerships Partnering with RESAs to offer Regional Parent Academies: Focused on Welcoming School Environment/Linking Families to Learning Training for Parent contacts and central office contacts Self Assessment on current PAC status Partnering with Title I to support schools on improvement: Two follow-up trainings focused on data analysis and high yield strategies for improving PAC Partnering to promote Community of Practice: Three Pilot programs that receive intense support and professional development Partnering to Promote 21st Century Learning

7 West Virginia Department of Education Fall 2008 Parent Academy RESA ? Date ? 2008 Partnering to Promote Parent and Community Involvement 9:30 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m.Introductions/Session Overview 10:15 a.m.Creating a Welcoming School Environment EdVenture Group 11:30 a.m.County Team Planning Meetings 12 p.m. Linking to Learning (Working Lunch) 1:15 p.m. County Team Planning Meetings 1:45 p.m. Culminating Activity 2:00 p.m. Adjournment

8 RESA Partnership Draft AGENDA Logistics (dates/times etc.) Other potential Partners Feedback Partnering to Promote 21st Century Learning

9 Comments/Questions Thank You for Your Support! Partnering to Promote 21st Century Learning


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