Ian Dalton, executive director of the Australian Parents Council, recently discussed the importance of parental engagement with Trevor Chappell on ABC Local Radio's Overnights program. You can listen to the podcast.
The APC is the national federation of organisations representing parents of students attending Catholic and Independent schools to achieve choice, quality, equity and voice.
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Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has announced that this year’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week will be held from 25 to 31 August 2014. He encouraged parents to get involved in this year’s activities with their children. “We know that parents are one of the most important influences on a child’s education,” Mr Pyne said.
The Australian Parents Council (APC) has commended ACT Minister for Education, Joy Burch, on her decision to fund a pilot project into parent engagement. "Ms Burch is to be congratulated for making a serious attempt to progress parent engagement in schooling through this project," said APC executive director Ian Dalton.