It is a great honor to announce the 2019 Alliance & Excellence In Parent Engagement Awards Host Committee Co-Chairs: Tommy Chang, Ed.D., Board Member, Families In Schools Elizabeth Rodarte, Principal, Washington Elementary, Montebello Unified District Meshell Baylor, 2014 Excellence In Parent Engagement Award Recipient They have an incredible range of perspectives, are very involved in their communities, and fearless advocates for family engagement and educational equity. We hope you can join us in congratulating them at the […]

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Press Release: Families, Teachers, Civil Rights, and Labor Leaders Unite to Support Measure EE

LOS ANGELES FAMILIES, TEACHERS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, AND LABOR UNITE TO URGE VOTERS TO SUPPORT MEASURE EE Los Angeles, CA- Families, civil rights and labor leaders will gather for a press conference on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at Belmont High School, 1575 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, to urge voters to vote YES on Measure EE. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of […]

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School District Teams Sought For Community Engagement Network

Wednesday, February 20, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE School District Teams Sought For Community Engagement Network SAN BERNARDINO – School districts in California that have demonstrated success in community engagement are being encouraged to submit applications to be part of the statewide Community Engagement Initiative’s inaugural Peer Leading and Learning Network. The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is an integral part of California’s new System of Support, which has been established to build school district capacity to ensure […]

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Agreement Reached! LAUSD Parents Glad Strike Is Over Call for Unity, Healing, and Action

This morning parents called out a press conference in front of LA City Hall. Click here to view the Facebook Live Video Los Angeles, CA – Parents and community-based organizations will hold a press conference on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Los Angeles City Hall (200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles) to thank United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and Los Angeles Mayor Eric […]

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UTLA and LAUSD are scheduled to resume negotiations in a last-ditch effort to achieve a contract everyone can live with, potentially avoiding about 30,000 teachers from walking off the job on January 10, 2019, significantly impacting over 480,000 students. Among UTLA’s list of demands is more money for teachers, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more nurses, librarians, counselors, and social workers. Families In Schools, (FIS) spoke recently with a diverse group of parents, all of […]

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