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We the Parents

WTP Radio Show Schedule

Date: March 6, 2021  

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM 

Subject: Advocacy with Parents of BPS Student Athletes to overturn Spectator Policy

Date: March 13, 2021 

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Subject: Effective Parent organizing – Success in overturning spectator policy

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Subject: Discussion on Statewide Advocacy for Teacher Diversity and Course Access

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Subject: Special Guest – Buffalo Board of Education and NYS Regent

Values and Goals

 

WTP Organizational Values

  1. Parents supporting and helping Parents – Every Parent is right when it comes to their child. We don’t judge other parents’ choices and decisions. We support each other where we can.
  2. We work with and behalf of our Parent membership.
  3. We have a PROACTIVE agenda designed to achieve established goals.
  4. We work to ensure parent voice is included with all decision making related to our children.

 

WTP Organizational Goals

  1. Support academic improvement of the Children of our members
      • We will ask all members to know their child’s reading and math scores on NYS standardized test
  2. Support academic improvement of the Schools of our members
      • We will ask all members to know their schools standing. Whether school is in good standing or failing.
  3. Publish Annual Teacher Performance report cards
      • Based on Parent survey and Student survey
  4. Publish Annual Principal Performance report cards
      • Based on Parent survey and Student survey

Primary Goal for 2020-21 School Year

  1. Ensure that our members children are benefiting from remote/hybrid instruction.
      • We will do a survey of the Remote/hybrid instruction of our members.
      • Organize around the results of the survey.
  2. Publish the results or our survey and research on the quality of remote/hybrid instruction provided to our children.
  3. Advocate for policy change, budget allocations and parent voice at all tables.

 

Recent We The Parents Media Coverage

Feb. 1Students return to class room –  https://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-public-schools-students-are-back-classroom?fbclid=IwAR1dpPfqKhMt5izYkakNEa7RfL0ptyrTXg5cuQdn8npKlcS0x0PpsvwWEtk 

Feb. 3NYSED Proposal to waive standardized testing https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR1j5EOSwc0eDxq2B2VAhb3RgEI7eFVbRJGsEX3HfujFa5revbBE4ePrTNc#.YCGWMsWryuM.facebook 

Feb. 3https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR0HasDNFb30l6seJRkOAFPEWlvDW6KshPeYv2rF9cA6826vz23wJzBnPik 

Feb. 3https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR0KjnbsN4v4h19DJ35IOOQEVkIP5Fy1FSN5KdKyKSu3morIAJBqJht_pAU 

Feb. 10Advocacy in Support of Standardized testing https://www.wcny.org/education-group-argues-standardized-tests-needed-to-judge-effect-of-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR0Y96r7iLdP3OzB-eUUS158nct73zlkAWsduKhnTB-2pz2ckYvURccM3uc 

Feb. 15NYSED seeks permission to cancel standardized testing

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/education/state-seeks-permission-to-cancel-assessments-for-grades-3-8-some-regents-exams/article_b2956926-6ecc-11eb-9228-b33f8c791bcf.html?fbclid=IwAR3KB9m7CtMYvtVZFzKgpIzCFZdfZETg7GhTTPeyE7uxz3chNIS3vVJKKr8 

Feb. 23 In support of State Assessments  https://buffalonews.com/news/local/education/feds-school-assessments-must-go-on-despite-pandemic/article_7abac436-75ef-11eb-93b4-2b6a134f7e2d.html 

Feb. 23President Biden and USDOE mandate Standardized testing https://www.wkbw.com/news/eye-on-education/president-bidens-decision-to-mandate-standardized-tests-draws-mixed-reaction 

Feb. 26 –  BPS Brings back more students https://www.wivb.com/news/as-buffalo-public-schools-look-to-bring-more-students-back-parents-worry-its-not-soon-enough/

WTP Executive Committee meeting

(Every 1st Tuesday)

Date: March 2, 2021 

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 PM 

Subject: Standardized Test Advocacy

School Reopening Advocacy 

Parent Engagement Liaison history

Planning April 2021 Parent Experience Report out at BOE

How Remote Learning Technology can be used to Help Parents

WTP Membership meeting

(Every 3rd Tuesday)

Date: March 16, 2021

Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Subject: History of School Aides, Teacher Aides and Teacher Assistants and the possible Future of the Parent Engagement Liaisons. Special Guest Carl Johnson, Patricia Elliott and Derek Baker

Join on Facebook Live.

WTP Application 

Please fill out the form below and answer the questions. Thank you! We are excited to hear from you.

    Parent/guardian full name

    First Name*
    Last Name*
    Email Address
    Home Address*
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    What is your child’s math and reading scores?
    What is your school’s status (failing or good standing) and scores for your child’s grade level in the school?
    What is your experience with Remote Instruction?:
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