Pittsburgh foundation invests $500K for engaging parents in education
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.
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.
To read more of “How can more Pittsburgh parents become engaged in their kids’ education?” visit the Post-Gazette article here.