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Concurrent Session #44 (Monday, July 21, 2014)

Grant Management, Parents, Developing Partnerships

The way schools care about children is reflected in the way schools care about children's families.  With this in mind, the Region One ESC GEAR UP Partnership has taken the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child" to a whole new level.  Based on the research of Dr. Joyce Epstein, well known for her contribution to developing the national PTA standards, this presentation will demonstrate how to organize a goal-linked "Action Team for Partnerships" consisting of school, family, and community members, we will identify non-traditional ways of solving challenges, and will share best practices from a regional high school.

Ricardo Lee Lopez Jr. GEAR UP Education Specialist, Region One ESC GEAR UP, Edinburg, TX
Christina Rodriguez, GEAR UP Education Specialist, Region One ESC GEAR UP, Edinburg, TX
Roberto F. Loredo, Superintendent, Donna ISD, Donna, TX
Nancy Castillo, Principal, Donna High School, Donna ISD, Donna, TX