Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the formation of a new parent advisory group. Known as the “National Parents and Families Engagement Council,” the group includes a broad swath of education stakeholder groups. For instance, the current group encompasses 14 advocacy organizations that the Department has said will represent public school parents as well as parents from public charter, private, and homeschool backgrounds.
“The Council will help foster a collaborative environment where we can work together to serve the best interest of students and ensure they have the academic and mental health support they need to recover from the pandemic and thrive in the future,” Secretary Cardona said in a press release.
Find the list of groups currently participating in the national parent council here.
Also this week, Superintendent Truitt announced the launch of a parent advisory commission for North Carolina. Superintendent Truitt’s group includes parents from all education sectors–in each of the eight education regions of the state. Read more about that in an earlier Coalition blog post.
Find out more about Secretary Cardona’s new parent council from The 74.