Pittsburgh foundation invests $500K for engaging parents in education

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A local Pittsburgh foundation will spend more than half a million dollars in the hopes of better equipping parents with the skills to engage further in their child’s education, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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The Heinz Endowments will spend $584,500 in training 10 community groups, comprised of mostly parents, in advocating and vocalizing needs and wants for their children’s schools.

The training will consist of a dinner followed by a daylong session in two weeks and more sessions throughout the school year.

According to the 2014 Building a Grad Nation report, parents, relatives, teachers and other adults who give students encouragement, skills and other insights are key to improving graduation rates.

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To read more of “How can more Pittsburgh parents become engaged in their kids’ education?” visit the Post-Gazette article here.