Secretary of Education to Speak to Mom Congress — Webcast on May 3

A month or so ago I clicked on a link to the Mom Congress. I am a clicking fool lately. If I see it, I must click. Now I must admit that clicking around has led me to opps I would not have known about. Anyway, I clicked on the Mom Congress link. I was intrigued. I intended to apply, but didn’t. I even added the Mom Congress widget to my blog. I am excited for the Mom Congress delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

I won’t be at the Mom Congress at Georgetown University, but I will be doing the next best thing…watching via Webcast. The webcast will be broadcast on Monday, May 3 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. My state is represented by Ms. C. Jones of Baltimore!

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a town hall meeting with the parent education advocates on the role of family engagement in education reform. U.S. Dept of Education will offer an in-depth look at how parental involvement will be encouraged as part of America’s education goals during the live webcast.

Hundreds of education advocate moms and D.C.-area parents to join Duncan at Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference at Georgetown University.


When: Monday, May 3rd, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: Georgetown University

What: Secretary Duncan will speak to attendees about the crucial role that parents play in helping implement America’s education goals for
improving the country’s school system.

How: The Secretary’s address will be webcast live at

Duncan will be joined on stage by 51 moms, representing each state and Washington, D.C., who were chosen by Parenting*magazine to attend its Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference for their accomplishments in improving their local schools. Each of the 51 Mom Congress delegates received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., from Parenting to attend the event May 2nd through May 4th, and will work towards creating Parenting*’s “Lesson Plan for Change,” a guide to help empower parents nationwide to get more involved in their children’s education. For more information, visit:

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