Council Resolution 3-2013
established the Prince George’s County Parental Engagement
and Education Program Workgroup to explore best practices for parental
engagement and support in public education.
Parents are partners in education
and their children’s first teachers. Research shows that the more parents are
involved, the better their children do in school. The Prince George’s County Parental Engagement
and Education Program Workgroup will explore best practices for parent
academies and parental engagement that meet the needs of parents to result in
greater academic success for all children. And explore strategies to provide
parents with knowledge, skills and resources to support their children's
education and increase theirs and their children's development, to empower
parents to effectively advocate for themselves and their children, to support
parents in navigating the education process, to empower parents through
education to support and strengthen families, to improve opportunities for
parents to collaborate with schools and the School District.