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Attend "Finding Your Voice" Parent Institute

The Office of the Education Ombudsman is hosting a parent institute, titled “Finding Your Voice” in Renton on June 9th.

The event is geared to help parents better understand the public school system and to help them become advocates for their children.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take classes on topics such as:

 How do school districts work?  –  Understanding the way school districts are structured, and financed, how education laws and policies are created, and how to participate in the education system is critical to help you find your voice in your school community.

Become an education advocate  –  Learn what do we mean by education advocate and how to be one.  Find out new ways to help your child and the students in your school succeed.

Participate in your child’s education  –  Family involvement must be done in part­nership with schools.  Every parent or family member has different skills, experiences, and life circumstances that can contribute to their children’s education.  Find yours!

Prepare your student for college – Career and college preparation starts earlier that you think.  Find out what you need to do and when should you start.

 Home-school communication skills – Learn strategies and tips to communicate better with school staff and prevent and resolve problems.

What: Office of the Education Ombudsman “Finding Your Voice” Parent Institute

When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 9 am to 2:30 pm

Where: Black River Conference Center, 800 Oaksdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057

Register here. More information on the Office of the Education Ombudsman can be found www.waparentslearn.org.

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