LAPCS to hold 'Adjusting the Sails' conference tomorrow

LAPCS to hold 'Adjusting the Sails' conference tomorrow
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POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:34am

The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools invites community members, educators, parents, and current and prospective charter board members to register now for its 6th Annual Conference Adjusting the Sails: Staying on Course for Success, announced LAPCS Executive Director Caroline Roemer Shirley.

The day-long event from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13 at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., features keynote Jeffery Duncan-Andrade as well as conference tracts dedicated to building strong charter school teaching and accountability in student achievement, excellent charter school employment and operation policies, effective charter board leadership, and involved parent communities.

“Education, and the issues students and schools today face, don’t end in the classroom,” said Ms. Roemer Shirley. “Our legislators have done a great job making Louisiana a leader in charter law, but the work remains to build quality schools. Our charter schools have done extraordinary things in engaging parents and turning students into future leaders, and we look to harness that enthusiasm into something sustainable and self perpetuating.”

A complete list of conference sessions is available at The sessions include: The Six Levels of Parent and Community Involvement; Board Dynamics; The Worst Board Meeting Ever; Driving Teacher Performance--What Really Works?; So, You Want to Start a Charter School?

All interested in attending can register at "This year’s conference will be better than ever because our schools are better than ever, and prepared to continue to make the adjustments needed to excel," Ms. Roemer Shirley said.

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