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BCPS Parent University to celebrate parents next week as they continue to support learning at home

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will celebrate the work of parents next week as a way of honoring their ongoing support of at-home learning and the key role parents play in ensuring that students keep focused on their studies.

Parent University Week from Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 1, will feature encouraging online and social media messages for parents, workshops, and other resources designed to assist parents as they work with their children.

Details about the week will appear on Parent University’s Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter feed.

Parents, teachers, students, and others are encouraged to send messages of thanks and/or inspiration for parents at #BCPSParents20.

“We wanted a way to let parents and families know that we appreciate the role they play in their children’s education not only every day but especially during this current school closure,” said Sue Hahn, a BCPS specialist who created and manages Parent University.

As mandated by the state, Baltimore County’s school buildings have been closed since mid-March because of the COVID-19 virus.

Schools are to remain closed through at least Friday, May 15. During this period, BCPS is providing “continuity of learning” through virtual and print-based learning pathways depending on student access to technology.

Coordinated through the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, Parent University offers in-person workshops throughout the community as well as online resources and videos to meet the unique needs of families with school-age children.

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