Appleseed Focused On ImprovingBy Karla Scoon Reid
Internet Access for Struggling Families
National Parental Involvement Day, on Nov. 21, 2013, highlighted a new partnership that aims to provide low-income families with free or discounted Internet access, computers, and training to enable parents to communicate more effectively with their children's teachers and schools.
Project Appleseed, the St. Louis-based nonprofit and founder of National Parental Involvement Day, has joined forces with Connect2Compete, a partnership of IT companies and nonprofits that connect low-income Americans to the Internet. Connect2Compete is a nonprofit organization supported by Comcast, Cox, Freedom Pop, Arrow Electronics and CDI Computer Dealers. It receives financial support from the Knight Foundation, Carlos Slim Foundation, the Wasserman Foundation, Citi, and Microsoft. Read more about Connect2Compete in Education Week here. Click image or click here for free or discounted Internet access.
Bring our parent leader to your schools!
Project Appleseed is excited to bring you our founder and president, Kevin Walker, for inspiration, dedication, information, and conversation on the topic of family engagement. Mr. Walker speaks to parents, school district leaders, community organizations, nonprofit groups and businesses that are interested in public school improvement in America.
Virtual Professional Development Via Skype: A one-hour Skype session with Mr. Walker, is an economical opportunity to bring a national parent leader to your local school community. One-Day, Customized Workshop: Our face-to-face workshop sessions are interactive, allowing for an exchange of ideas and strategies for engaging parents and families. Speaker & Keynoter: Mr. Walker is available for in-person speaking engagements at events and conferences on education, community and parenting. More...
AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULT, I hereby give my pledge of commitment to help our community's children achieve a truly independent future. My declaration of responsibility and commitment to my public schools is stated in these five self-evident truths as spoken by President Woodrow Wilson.... more
Who Volunteers and Where?
Check out volunteer rates - by city and state here
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* Graphic: Corporation for National and Community Service, 2012
Capacity Building Partnership
Family involvement in education is not an original idea, a systemic and integrated approach to family engagement represents an innovative strategy in education reform. This thinking embodies a dramatic shift in framing family engagement and reorganizing its practice. It taps into an overlooked strategy that can leverage improvements in student learning.
Common Core for Parents
Myths vs. Facts
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
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