Exciting news from the Education front! Last week, a team of Parenting editors met with members of the Mom Congress Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. to discuss the most important issues in Education. The event was hosted by one of our board members, Dean Robert L. Manuel of the Georgetown University School of Continuing Education (Mom Congress' education provider).
And now, we're all fired up! The stories we heard from our board members – advocates and educators who have really been down in the trenches, fighting for better schools – were inspiring, shocking, and heartwarming. We left with some great ideas about how we (and you!) can join their fight.Melinda George (Senior Director of PBS.org) had some great advice for how today's technologies – texting, social media, etc. – can be brought into the classroom as teaching tools (instead of being banned, as most are now).
So what's next? First, we're completely devoted to helping you understand the complicated issues that affect your child's education. We're going to give you the tools to talk to your school boards and state representatives. We're also going to take a long, hard look at No Child Left Behind, which is up for reauthorization this year.