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2019 Parent Leadership Conference #TheTimeIsNow

 

New Jersey Institute of Technology | Campus Center  

154 Summit Street | Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

                                                                                                                                                                    Click here for more information 

Congressional Forums - District# 8 & 10

Join Us!  Non-partisan events for candidates and voters to come together to discuss important issues facing the disability community.

District #10  Monday, October 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Wally Choice Community Center

Park House | 45 Maple Avenue | Montclair, NJ

Register at: https://congress-forum-10.eventbrite.com 

 

District #8  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Family Partners of Hudson

911 Bergen Avenue | Jersey City, NJ

Register at: https://congress-forum-8.eventbrite.com 

 

 

SPAN Awarded Two Parent Center Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreements

The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is pleased to announce their successful renewal of two cooperative agreements from the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): (1) The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and (2) Navigating Excellence — Parent Center Assistance and Collaboration Team (NE-PACT).

Both grants support the Parent Center Network — Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) — throughout the country.

Police In Schools Is Not The Answer

In response to the National Rifle Association's release of a set of proposals to increase the number of armed personnel in schools, as a response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School late last year, a grassroots organization are imploring schools and districts to implement positive approaches in response to gun violence and address the impact of school safety policies on young people.  In their Joint Issue Brief, "Police in Schools Is Not The Answer," the Alliance for Educational Justice, the Dignity in Schools Campaign and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

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