The US Department of Education will sponsor a national conference for Parent Information Resource Centers in Baltimore, Maryland on June 1 and 2, 2005.
"Based on the premise that increased parental involvement is an integral part of increasing the academic achievement of children, the Parent Information and Resource Centers are another link in the network that helps families and schools work together to support excellent teaching and high standards for all students."
The Centers typically have more resources and accurate/timely information than do individual schools or school district offices. If you have friends and family in the area, please make an effort to attend. There will many useful sessions for parents to improve service delivery in schools, build networks, improve their parenting skills in support of academic achievement and more.
Advertise it like it's the fattest jam to hit the harbor since Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. I won't be able to attend, but I hope that you have the pleasure of hunting, gathering and sharing solutions.