|For Immediate Release|
|Monday, September 16, 1996|
Parents Invited to Springfield State Education Conference, November 7th
Malden - Springfield area parents and others who would like to learn
how families and schools can work together to improve student learning are invited to attend a free conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education on November 7. The conference will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the campus of The High School of Science and Technology in Springfield.
Topics for the conference include "Creating Family Friendly Schools," "How the Curriculum Frameworks Might Look in the Classroom," "Successful Parent Involvement at the Middle and High School," and "Education Reform and Family Involvement."
"We hope to have a great turnout for this conference," said Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Robert V. Antonucci. "The partnerships that schools form with parents are critical to the success of Education Reform. 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 improve their children's opportunities."
The free conference also will provide free box dinners, limited childcare, and interpreting/signing services based on number of registrants needing services. Because of limited space, parents need to register by October 10 to attend the conference. Registrations should be by phone to Olivia Hamilton at (781) 338-3000.