How to Start a PTA Comunitario – Podcast Episode 131 | Classnotes Podcast 131
Classnotes Podcast (November 11, 2013) A new model of parent engagement is sweeping the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Evolving out of IDRA’s Family Leadership in Education Model, several PTA Comunitarios are uniting poor, minority families to improve the education of the children in their neighborhoods. The results to date are powerful. PTA Comunitario meetings are bringing families together to examine Texas education policies and their implications for children’s access to advanced placement, dual credit and pre-algebra courses; Texas’ education budget; and college readiness strategies.
In this Classnotes podcast episode, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA senior education associate, and Frances Guzmán, M.Ed., IDRA education associate, describe the unique aspects of PTA Comunitarios and how to start one in your community.
Note: PTA Comunitario has a new name, Education CAFE, which emphasizes the diversity of communities who are engaged in impacting their public schools.
Show length: 14:51.
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PTA Comunitario Webpage
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By Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter
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