Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

PTA Comunitarios Focus on Strengthening their Schools – Podcast Episode 148 | Classnotes Podcast 148

Classnotes Podcast (February 10, 2015) A revolutionary model of parent engagement is demonstrating how families and communities can collaborate with their schools to improve education for all students. In two earlier Classnotes podcast episodes, we outlined how to start a PTA Comunitario in three phases and then we focused on the first phase, “PTA Comunitarios are Born in their Communities.” In this episode, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA senior education associate, discusses the second phase of establishing a relationship with a school and the third phase of taking on education projects. Aurelio is interviewed by Sofia Bahena, Ed.D., senior education associate.

Show length: 12:14

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Show Notes

  • Aurelio explains why a PTA Comunitario starts within the community first, and establishes a relationship with a school second.

  • Aurelio talks about the projects that emerge from IDRA’s Family Leadership in Education model, where parents use actionable data to support active participation and calls for excellence in their children’s schools.

  • Aurelio discusses the loosening of high school graduation requirements in Texas after the passage of House Bill 5, and tells of three parents who fought back against the prejudices that their children shouldn’t be placed in college-readiness courses.

  • Aurelio shares the highlights of a recent IDRA conference for six PTA Comunitarios in the Texas Valley.

  • Aurelio offers advice for parents seeking to create PTA Comunitarios and for school officials on working with parents to create schools that prepare all children for college.