Searching For & Learning From:
Excellent & Equitable Public School Systems 

For updates on school choice funding, click here.  
Scroll down to listen to the latest congressional hearings. . . 
Secretary  DeVos needs to hear from the public, click here. ​​ here,   here  and   here to learn more. 

Please read: Bullying in the Age of Trump  as well as S chool Choice, an educational journey without
accountability --- meaning that parents will have no idea if their children will ever be college ready.

Coming Soon: Equity is a key feature in top school systems around the world
according to the experts in the field. Click on Singapore or Estonia for a preview. 

For more info on the ESSA Blog, click here.  
Click on these  sites   here   or here to learn about  ESSA implementation in your state. 
For more info on the Parent Voice, Agency & Influence Blog, c lick here.


South Korea 
T aiwan 
This Month 
Coming Soon in 2017

Learn What the Experts Are Saying about
Excellent & Equitable Public School Systems
Across the Nation & Around the World! 

Topics for Discussion (& Your Checklist)
How Does Your State, District & School
Define and Support   Student Voice & Empowerment?  


July 18, 2017

Watch Now Hearing on “ESSA Implementation:
Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts.”

July 13, 2017

Watch Now:  Hearing on “Opportunities for State Leadership
of Early Childhood Programs.”

May 24, 2017

  Watch Now:  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal

February 6, 2017

Watch Live Now: Debating Betsy DeVos' Nomination

February 2, 2017

Attend the Upcoming  School Choice Hearing
in D.C. on February 2, 2017!   (Time: 10 AM with an overflow room available... This event is 
open to the public.) This was an excellent hearing
with pertinent questions asked by Fudge, Davis, Adams, Scott, Takano, etc. Ms. Carter, as one of the witnesses, served the public well, too --- not only as an outstanding
parent in representing her son but also as a very knowledgeable witness. (None of them, however, talked about housing policies and lessons learned or the inclusionary housing policy option. They also did not discuss the  voluntary use of race to avoid racial isolation school choice option.  Moreover,  they did not even mention the " Unsafe School Choice" option for children who attend persistently dangerous schools. Betsy DeVos should know that parents want the best possible options for their children --- options and choices that reach beyond the idea of simply moving to another building without the supports in place that address positive student outcomes. In other words, she must discuss crucial facts and implementation insights based on proven results tied to student achievement if she is going to talk about school choice,

For info about our workshops, please click  here

COPACS is a collaborative of parents and community stakeholders (across races/ethnicities, gender, geographical regions, socioeconomic status and age groups) that was organized to support public school effectiveness.
This mission-driven goal moves beyond the “one size fits all” traditional school-based approach to parent engagement.  Instead, COPACS supports
parents as well as community stakeholders in gaining access to the latest gold and/or evidenced-based findings, best practices, lessons learned and/or the best possible solutions tied to positive student outcomes --- nothing less. 

To meet this need and/or to  further deepen parent and community stakeholder involvement in public schools, COPACS offers its members a wide range of programming ---  from capacity development opportunities aligned with research-based practices --- to "shared democratic spaces for knowledge creation, exchange and use." 

At its root, COPACS' purpose then underscores the importance of a culture of inquiry that guarantees  transparency and accountability in public school governance, discourse and decision-making connected to student achievement. 
To learn more about COPACS, please click here.
Joining  COPACS