Welcome to the January 2024 edition of Charter Connect! One of the standout articles in this issue is written by NSFA Parent Voice Fellow, Jametrice Powell McAdams. In her article, Jametrice shares her journey of empowerment and the boldness it took to find her voice as a parent advocate. Jametrice's story centers around her experience with one of Alabama's public charter schools and her determination to better advocate for her son's educational needs.
Facing challenges and hurdles along the way, Jametrice's story is a testament to the strength that parents possess when they stand up for their children's education. She encourages other parents to find the courage within themselves to become advocates for their kids, emphasizing the importance of parental involvement in shaping the educational landscape.
The 2024 issue of Charter Connect Magazine also provides readers with a captivating photo recap of NSFA's Annual Charter Conference. The photo recap captures the essence of the conference, showcasing the enthusiasm and dedication of all participants. It highlights the discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities that took place during the event, underlining the commitment to continuous improvement in the charter school sector.
Don't forget to check out NSFA's Communications Manager, ShaElla Askew-Henry's review of the impact of the Parent Voice Network program, showcasing success stories and the progress made in amplifying parents' voices. It highlights the program's role in building a stronger partnership between parents and educators for the benefit of students.
This issue is chock-full of great information, including what new schools are opening in the Fall and amazing school leaders to look out for. So check out the latest information and let us know what you think either here or on our social media platforms!
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