Developing Parent Leadership

What does it mean to be a parent leader?  And how do parent leaders help our schools develop clear, shared priorities that serve all students well?  So often, parents seem to effectively advocate for a specific more narrow goal.

I’d suggest that too many competing goals is one of the major challenges that limit our schools ability to serve all of our kids well.  In a world of trying to do too many things and moving in too many different directions, how do we clarify what matters most?  What does it look like to really build a group of engaged, diverse parent leaders to advocate and support ONE vision?  I’m trying to learn more about several groups that are working in this area:

Parents for Public Schools

Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership

Parent Institute for Quality Education

Parent Academy

Parents Supporting Educational Excellence


If you’ve had an experience working with these groups, or participating in these programs, please share!

I continue to rely on several key sources (with some great e-newsletters and facebook pages) as a helpful way to gather information on my learning journey —  Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Public Education Network National PTA, Harvard Family Research Project, Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA), National Network of Partnership Schools and


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    May 21, 2013 @ 18:19:03

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