Senior U.S. Education Official to Discuss the Importance of Parental Engagement and School Attendance at NABSE Annual Conference

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Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give the opening invocation during the Parents Day Summit at the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) 43rd Annual Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Washington, D.C. She will highlight the value of parental engagement and the importance of daily attendance in school.

The conference—“Leading Change, Driving Innovation and Making a Difference for Students of African Descent,”—will feature sessions on the importance of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind; civil rights; early learning; special education; and more. Presented by the Parents Commission, the conference will take place Nov. 18 – 22 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.