February 8, 2016

CPT urges parent engagement

Original article posted in the Yale Daily News by Rebecca Karabus.

The Citywide Parent Team — a coalition of several dozen New Haven Public Schools parents dedicated to providing feedback to the district — met Thursday to discuss the importance of parental engagement in improving the learning environment and school climate across NHPS.

CPT co-hosted the monthly meeting with Educators 4 Excellence-Connecticut, the state's branch of a nationwide teacher-led organization that elevates teachers' voices in education policy discussions. Roughly 50 NHPS parents and Elm City community members joined NHPS Superintendent Garth Harries '95 and E4E-CT teacher representatives at Wilbur Cross High School to offer feedback on the best methods for improving communication among the school district's administrators, teachers and families. Attendees at the meeting broke up into small groups led by E4E-CT teachers to discuss methods that could increase parent engagement in schools.

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