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Parental Involvement that Matters, From Birth to Third Grade:
Developing academic, social and emotional readiness for student success

Hosted by the Simmons School's Budd Center for Involving Communities in Education, CitySquare and Momentous Institute

May 14, 2014

What: New research indicates that many of our ‘tried and true’ methods of parental involvement are not, in fact, producing academic gains. How, then, can parental involvement effectively prepare a child for full engagement in the classroom and academic success? Our panel will discuss the data and explore impactful parenting strategies for developing academic, social and emotional readiness to create a foundation for children to succeed in the classroom.
When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Check-in, 7:45 a.m.
Remarks, 8:15 a.m.
Where: Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom
Umphrey Lee Center
3300 Dyer St.
Campus of SMU
Registration: https://parentsandstudentsuccess.eventbrite.com
Speakers:

Featuring Keith Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Robinson is the co-author of "The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education," which shares data from the largest-ever study on how parental involvement affects academic performance. 

Panel

Alan Cohen
Executive Director, Early Childhood Education & Community Partnerships
Dallas Independent School District

Florencia Velasco Fortner
President & CEO
The Concilio

Michelle Kinder, M.Ed., LPC
Executive Director
Momentous Institute

Keith Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
The University of Texas at Austin

Anne Thomas
Executive Director
AVANCE Dallas

Moderator
David J. Chard, Ph.D.,
Leon Simmons Endowed Dean
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU