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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

September 18, 2003
To: K-12 education reporters, editors, producers
From: Amy Cowles | (410) 516-7160 | amycowles@jhu.edu
What: Conference on involving parents and communities in schools
When: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17
Where: Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, 301 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md. 21201

Education reporters are welcome to meet new sources and find story ideas at the Leadership Development Conference on School, Family and Community Partnerships led by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Approximately 150 educators, school administrators, community leaders and parents from across the country will be attending the two-day event, designed to strengthen the ties between families, communities and schools. Speakers from the university's National Network of Partnership Schools will address several topics, including how to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, building partnerships upon a school's multicultural community, and how to implement an interactive homework program known as Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS), which helps families become more involved in their children's learning activities. The conference includes a showcase social from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 16, when conference attendees will share stories and displays documenting successful school/community activities and leadership approaches. Information is online at www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/default.htm. If you wish to cover this event, call Amy Cowles at 410-516-7160.

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