This event takes place on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
In Chicago and Kentucky, local school councils were created to improve educational outcomes for students in their respective jurisdictions. Chicago’s model—still unique in the country 25 years later—sought to harness the power of parents and the community to drive school improvement. Kentucky, whose education law was deemed unconstitutional at the time that Chicago was embarking on its unique parent- and community-powered reform, chose to include parents on the local councils, but left educators in the driver’s seat. In this webinar, you will hear how the two different models of local school councils emerged and how their approaches to involving parents in school reform differ.
Julie Woestehoff, interim executive director, Parents Across America
Deneen Zimmerman, education leader, Kentucky Association of Local School Councils
Denisa Superville, staff writer, Education Week