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New Parent Academy workshops

Wake County schools will provide parents the opportunity to discuss helping students succeed at eight new Parent Academy workshops that will cover a wide range of topics.

The first session focuses on parent involvement at school. Students benefit from seeing the value their parents put on school and the steps parents take to help them get the most out of their classes. The session will be offered at Millbrook High on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be presented in English and Spanish. Child care will be available for children ages 4-13.

Other workshop topics will include successful teacher conferences, supporting kindergarten students, understanding the new Common Core State Standards, navigating the school system, supporting literacy and math at home, understanding special education and understanding the U.S. school system.

All sessions will be offered at Millbrook Magnet High, Reedy Creek Middle and Knightdale High.

Enroll in a Parent Academy workshop at www.wcpss.net/adult-edu (click on Parent Academy) or call 919-431-7411.

Wake Electric grant application available

The Bright Ideas grant program, sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, strives to improve education by awarding grants to teachers in grades K-12 for innovative, classroom-based projects. Grants of as much as $3,000 are available through Wake Electric. Educators must submit an application that includes the project’s goals, implementation, creative elements and budget. The deadline to apply is Sept. 12. Teachers who apply by Aug. 17 will be entered in a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card. To learn more or to apply, go to www.ncbrightideas.com.