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First Lady Crissy Haslam to Participate in 2012 MNPS Parent Engagement Summit

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 05:03am

NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam will speak at the 2012 MNPS Parent Engagement Summit on Friday. The purpose of the summit is to provide a call to action and an opportunity for school based staff to receive training and to engage in cross-departmental conversations about the needs, challenges, and opportunities in reaching out and partnering with parents across the district.

Who:    First Lady Crissy Haslam; MNPS teachers, administrators and parents; representatives from local community based organizations and the Tennessee Department of Education

What:    2012 MNPS Parent Engagement Summit

When:        9:30 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 26, 2012   

Where:    Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave., Nashville    

As First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy has been promoting the importance of Parents as Education Partners. School-age children spend on average 60-70% of their time outside of a school building, so it is essential that families initiate and reinforce learning in the home. For more information about the First Lady’s Parents as Education Partners initiative visit,, or follow @CrissyHaslam on Twitter.

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