|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, May 3, 1996|
Parents Invited To State Conferences On Education Reform
Malden - If you would you like to learn more about how Education
Reform in Massachusetts affects your child and local schools, then attend one of the free conferences sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
The conferences will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Thursday, May 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Durfee High School in Fall River.
Topics for the conference include "How the Curriculum Frameworks Look in the Classroom," "Parents as Leaders," "Communication Between Home and School," and "Home Spun Learning Activities."
"This is a great opportunity for parents," says Commissioner of Education Robert V. Antonucci. "There is so much important work going on in education today, and this conference will help parents understand what's happening and learn ways to increase their involvement."
The day conference will provide free lunch and free child care at the university for those parents who need it, while free box dinners will be provided for those attending the evening conference. Because of limited space, parents
need to register to attend the conference. You can register by calling Ann Silver at (781)338-3000. Registration deadline is Monday, May 6th.