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Hartford Parents To Hold Advocacy Workshop

HARTFORD — This Saturday, the Hartford Parent Organization Council will hold a workshop to inform parents on how they can advocate for their children.

The retreat will be from 8 :00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rawson Elementary School.

The workshop will include HPOC President Shay Teal, Hartford School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto and parents. The event will include a four and a half hour retreat for all city parents who want to be actively involved in their children’s education, organizers said.

Among other topics, the retreat will concentrate on training parents on how to communicate their concerns to school and district administrators and how to lobby government officials for school reform.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

In other school matters, the Board of Education met on Thursday to review the state’s impending shift to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) curriculum. The curriculum is a “smart balance” of a nation-wide curriculum, so that if students were to leave the district and attend another state, they would be acquainted with the curriculum in their new school.

The state is also expected to implement a more rigorous statewide academic test in the 2014-2015 school year.


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