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Want to Meet U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan?

Email the reasons YOU deserve to represent your state at Parenting’s Mom Congress conference in Washington, DC.

Winning an all-expense paid, 4-day trip to Georgetown University in the nation’s capital April 10-13 is a great prize on its own.  But what if we told you the trip also comes with a chance to meet U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and ask him the questions that matter most to you?   This year’s Mom Congress delegates will also have the chance to meet with other outstanding education advocates – moms, just like you – to tackle the challenges facing our nation’s schools today, and work together with Parenting magazine editors and education leaders to find solutions to the problems and turn them into opportunities for kids. 

All it takes to enter is a 300-word essay emailed to, bragging about all of the incredible things you’ve done to foster positive change in your local schools!  

Whether you’ve worked hand-in-hand with school administration to develop new curriculum options for special-needs kids, or organized an annual drive that raises serious money to keep extra-curricular programs going, we want to hear your story! You have until January 31st to send in your essay – see complete contest rules here. This is what we’re looking for:  

  • 300-word essay describing how you or someone you know has made a difference in the fight for better schools
  • A photo of the nominee
  • The name, phone number and e-mail address of a teacher or administrator from the nominee's school district who can serve as a personal reference.  
  • Entries must also include the nominee's full name, street address, phone number, e-mail address and the age of the nominee's children, in addition to the entrant's full name, street address, phone number and e-mail address, if the entrant is not nominating himself or herself.

Don’t delay! Send in your essays and photos now for your chance to represent your state (we’re only selecting one mom from each, and D.C.) at the 2011 Mom Congress Conference. 

Need more incentive? Check out the highlights from last year’s conference (including Secretary Duncan’s keynote address), and read the Mom Congress blog to see what the 2010 delegates have been up to this past year.

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