PAA Action News
July 8, 2014

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PAA Action Alert

You are invited
to the first ever
PAA Parent Voice
Award dinner!

Please join us in Washington DC on July 28, if you can, and share the invitation with your networks.

Our first annual PAA Parent Voice Award Dinner, honoring PAA co-founder Leonie Haimson, will take place on Monday evening, July 28, in Washington, D.C.

This year, Leonie nearly single-handedly organized parents around the U.S. to

Parent Voice Award honoree Leonie Haimson

oppose the impending commercialization of student information by the inBloom company, which ultimately went out of business after every state on its original clientele list pulled out of the program. Leonie is also the founder of NYC-based Class Size Matters, a group dedicated to promoting smaller class size - a proven, effective school reform strategy. Leonie started the New York Public School Parents' Blog and has been a leader in challenging school privatization, misuse and over use of standardized tests, and, most recently, the threat to student data privacy.

The 2014 PAA Parent Voice Award Dinner will take place at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, DC.

Tickets will include cocktails and a buffet dinner.

Proceeds from the dinner will support PAA's programs and the work of our
chapters around the U.S.

The registration form also includes an option for those unable to attend who would like to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to PAA in honor of Leonie, or anyone who can attend and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to PAA over and above the cost of the ticket. Thank you!

Details and registration page here. 
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