PPS of Greater Cincinnati’s Pathways to Parent Leadership Program equips parents and families in Ohio’s 74 persistently lowest-achieving schools with the skills to effectively lead, advocate for and build local learning support systems that maximize student academic achievement.
Pathways to Parent Leadership Training
I Am Smart!
Veronica Harrison, a graduate of the Parent Leadership Institute, is a dedicated parent in Hamilton, MS.
The Book Nook
“From reviewing the state testing data for the local elementary school my child attended, I was struck by the disparities in reading scores for white and African-American children. I felt an urgency in me to do something,” said Alniece Liggins, a PLI graduate and Tupelo resident.
Planting the Seeds of Parent Engagement
In the spring of 2011, the Parents for Public Schools chapter of San Francisco offered kindergarten enrollment workshops for interested parents at five different public libraries. The response was overwhelming, and the chapter recently completed expanded workshops to accommodate more parents.
Raising Cain - and Test Scores - in Mississippi
Three women in a small town in northeast Mississippi are using Parents for Public Schools to push their local schools to improve. Their own children - the motivation for their involvement - will benefit, of course. But many others reap the benefits.
2012 Celebration of Excellence Awards
Parents for Public Schools of Syracuse, Inc. held their annual Celebration of Excellence on May 30th by honoring outstanding members of their school communities. Awardees were selected from parents, students, teachers, administration and other school community workers.
Andi Hildenbrand, PLI Graduate
The BEARS Cave
As a former high school science teacher and a graduate of the Northeast Mississippi 2009 Parent Leadership Institute, Andi Hildenbrand was disappointed in her school’s standardized test scores in science.
The World Comes to Portland
The Portland chapter of Parents for Public Schools® decided to hold a conference for local parents—and it seemed the whole world showed up.
Sharon Upshaw, PLI Graduate
Parent Advocate PPS
Sharon Upshaw is one of those people who keeps on accepting challenges and starting new adventures, like keeping up with the latest technology and working to make Mississippi public schools better for all children.