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DCPS Launches ‘Parent University’ for Students’ Remote Education


DC Public Schools (DCPS) has launched a workshop series named “Parent University” to teach parents how to guide their children with online education during the coronavirus pandemic.

The program is facilitated by the Communications and Engagement Office.

Parent University is aiming to train families in terms of communicating high expectations, monitoring their child’s performance, supporting learning at home, guiding their child’s education, and advocating for their child.

“Each session is designed to help families play their important role in supporting student learning and growth. The workshops are an opportunity for families to share strategies and learn new ones from each other and DCPS Central Office teams,” DCPS says on its website.

The sessions promise providing families with answers to the questions below:

  • What role do I play in my child’s education?
  • What are other families doing?
  • What specific actions can I take to support my child?
  • Where can I find more information?

“We know that there’s more responsibility now on our parents to be a part of the teaching and learning process,” schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee told WTOP. “And we want them to be equipped, and we want them to feel comfortable, and we want them to be confident.”

DC Public Schools will begin the new school year on Monday, August 31, 2020. The  first term will be held completely online through November 6, when it comes to an end. Officials are still debating in-person options for the second term.

Teachers will be doing daily checks to ensure every student is attending the live classes via a system called “Canvas.”


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