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First Lady Spotlights Parent University In Davidson County

Sunday, April 10, 2011 | 07:00am

Mrs. Haslam attends Parent University “Be A+ Parent” Conference at Glencliff High School

NASHVILLE –First Lady Crissy Haslam visited Glencliff High School to attend Parent University, which is hosted by Metro Nashville Public Schools and Alignment Nashville.  The parenting program identifies and removes barriers to acquiring accurate school-related information and the necessary skills for parents and caregivers to better serve as their child’s best teacher and advocate. 

“Parents often face incredible challenges to stay involved with their children, both in school and outside of school,” said Mrs. Haslam.  “Parent University equips parents, grandparents, and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to parent with confidence.” 

As part of the Parent University program, various educational experts will offer free workshops throughout the year to parents with children in Davidson County schools.  Workshop topics include social-emotional development, interpreting TCAP scores, grandparents as primary caregivers, and bullying prevention.

Mrs. Haslam attended the parent workshops as part of her statewide travels to identify and highlight programs that are encouraging parental involvement and literacy improvement in Tennessee.

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