"No Child Left Behind" legislation examined at EMU conference, Feb. 5
YPSILANTI - Parents struggling with the challenge of how to be effectively involved with their schools will hear what experts recommend at Eastern Michigan University's "Great Conversations: Annual Winter Conference" Feb. 5. Hosted by EMU's College of Education, the conference runs 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in McKenny Union. Registration deadline is Jan. 30.
Joyce Epstein, EMU's 2003-2004 Porter Chair in Urban Education and director of the Johns Hopkins Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships, will lead a discussion on the "No Child Left Behind" legislation. Epstein also will conduct a workshop on ways parents can work effectively with schools.
"This is a rare opportunity to interact with experts who will address challenges that schools are struggling with in terms of implementing 'No Child Left Behind,' particularly in meeting the requirements for parental and community involvement ," said Donald Staub, director, EMU Office of Collaborative Education at EMU.
Other speakers include Barbara Blanchard, president-elect of the Michigan Parent, Teacher, Student Association; Deborah Canja, chief executive, Office of Bridges4kids; Sue Carnell, top adviser on education for Gov. Jennifer Granholm; Nancy Fahner, consultant, Ingham Intermediate Schools; Lefiest Galimore, co-founder and executive director, Family Learning Institute of Ann Arbor; and Nora Martin, EMU professor and coordinator, Comer Schools and Families Initiative.
The public is invited to attend. For costs and additional information, go to www.ce.emich.edu/winterconference or contact Donald Staub at 734.487.1060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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