The outcomes of strong, positive partnerships among parents, students and schools are worth your attention. Those outcomes include increased engagement in learning and improved academic outcomes for kids across all socioeconomic and ethnic groups. And while the home-school connection is often carried out by mothers, when children have involved fathers they experience educational success more often than their peers who have only mothers involved. So exactly how do we build a productive family-student-school partnership? Peace At Home founder Ruth Freeman’s guest for this important Q&A session will be retired elementary school principal, LeAnn Beaulieu. LeAnn is a Peace At Home teacher who was an elementary school principal and the Director of School Partnerships with the Governor’s Prevention Prevention Project. LeAnn guided Connecticut schools toward engaging families as respected and essential participants in their children’s learning experiences. Bring your questions and concerns to this important conversation as the school year begins.