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Power Hour: Communicating Beyond Language Barriers in a Diverse School System
November 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Today many of the school systems seeing growth in their student populations are finding it among families of non-English and non-native English speakers. The success of these students relies heavily on their families’ ability to understand how to work with schools to support their children’s education – and that understanding requires effective communications. Learn how two districts – one where a third of students are English language learners and another with a large Hispanic, migrant population – are working to strengthen district-family relationships through communication strategies aimed at engaging non-English and non-native English speakers.
Panelists: Helen Lloyd, director of communications, Alexandria City (Va.) Public Schools, and 2019 NSPRA Gold Medallion winner; and Jessica Morgan, director of communications, Sunnyside (Wash.) School District
Moderator: Curtis Campbell, public information officer, Shoreline (Wash.) Public Schools, and NSPRA Northwest Region vice president
There is no fee to attend this Power Hour, however, registration is required. Register by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 13.