Schools need to aspire to become best of breed examples of how public institutions should serve their communities.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
National School Choice Week has inspired an open panel discussion webinar featuring notable education industry representatives who are set to discuss strategies for engaging families in school choice by reviewing existing systems and infrastructures to improve America’s education nationwide. The panel discussion webinar, hosted by InfoSnap, is open to all and will take place Wednesday, January 28th, from 1-2pm Eastern Standard Time.
The one hour webinar will feature:
- How families experience school choice and the barriers they face
- Information available on school choice
- Limits and successes of existing school choice systems that aim to inform and engage families in school choice
- Areas of existing infrastructures that have been successful in building family engagement, and how to further improve them
- Steps to improve equal access to school choice, especially for disadvantaged families
Panelists & moderator:
- Ashley Jochim, Research Analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education
- Armen Hratchian, VP of K-12 Education, Excellent Schools Detroit
- Robert “Grif” Griffin, Senior Executive for Corporate Marketing and Business Development, Responsive Education Solutions
- Vidya Sundaram, VP of Business Insights, GreatSchools
- Amy Holland (moderator), Director of Enrollment Collaboration Initiatives, InfoSnap
Each panelist brings a distinct background to the discussion. During the nation’s celebration of school choice, together, they will spark intellectual firepower that will help America improve equal access to excellent education for all. Panelist, Ashley Jochim, of the Center on Reinventing Public Education said, "In the debate over school choice, the voices of families are rarely heard. I am excited to join this discussion about how schools, districts, and other leaders can ensure all families have access to high quality educational options." Fellow panelist, Vidya Sundaram, VP of Business Insights at GreatSchools, has experience from families’ perspectives: "At GreatSchools, our mission is to help parents get a great education for their children. Over the past 16 years, our K-12 school information, tools, and guidance have helped parents across the country find quality schools that are a good fit for their families' needs. We look forward to sharing what we've learned in this panel discussion during National School Choice Week."
Senior Executive for Corporate Marketing and Business Development at Responsive Education Solutions, Robert “Grif” Griffin said, "One of the first opportunities a school has to demonstrate a culture of serving students and families uniquely and not just as a number among the masses, is during the enrollment process. An easy-to-use, client centric process can help ensure that families experience what an 'individualized' learning environment should look like, inside and outside the classroom. Schools need to aspire to become best of breed examples of how public institutions should serve their communities."
InfoSnap has partnered with National School Choice Week to host this Spotlight Event. This webinar is part of an unprecedented 11,000+ independently-planned events taking place during National School Choice Week. The panel discussion webinar will be moderated by Amy Holland, Director of Enrollment Collaboration Initiatives at InfoSnap. Amy said, “As innovators in enrollment management and school choice technology solutions, we look forward to moderating this panel discussion examining strategies for engaging families in school choice. We hope attendees will gain better insight from thought leaders on how to strategically build family engagement to take their school choice initiatives to the next level.”
About National School Choice Week:
National School Choice Week (January 25 – 31, 2015) will be America's largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Featuring more than 11,000 independently-organized events across all 50 states, the Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children. National School Choice Week is independent, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan, and embraces all types of educational choice – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling. Visit schoolchoiceweek.com for more information.
InfoSnap®, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management solutions, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment, Annual Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed specifically for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools. InfoSnap solutions provide: (i) secure, customized online forms based on your existing business processes and designed using SmartForm™ Technology; (ii) a powerful administrative portal for the review, editing, and managing of data; (iii) and data integration to the student information system (SIS) utilizing an advanced Data Integration Framework. All solutions are backed by dedicated solution specialists, supporting both your infrastructure and families. InfoSnap was founded in 2000 and serves a growing client base of 650+ Pre K-12 clients around the world. For more information, visit InfoSnap.com.