Episode 12 - Strengthening Parent Advocacy: An Interview with Keri Rodrigues
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In this episode of Building the Bridge, Dr. Wendy Oliver interviews Keri Rodrigues, Founding President of the National Parents Union. Keri is referred to as “arguably the most successful parent organizer in education advocacy today.” Her outstanding commitment to social, economic and educational equity for children and families spans decades.

Keri's journey as a parent advocate started when she observed that she and other parents didn’t have a voice in their community regarding politics or policy in education. She organized with other parents and formed Massachusetts Parents United, which is now the largest parent advocacy organization, and discovered other pockets of parent power across the country. This ultimately led to establishing the National Parents Union.

Tune in to hear Keri's perspective on online education and her thought about the actions parents can take to ensure their kids are getting the best education possible.

About the host:

Dr. Wendy Oliver is a highly qualified Tennessee teacher and administrator who has pioneered digital learning across multiple states and school districts. She has authored digital teaching standards and developed software that allows teachers to self-assess their knowledge of digital instruction. No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is simple -- to empower learners. Dr. Oliver is currently the Chief Learning Officer for EdisonLearning. Follow Dr. Oliver on Twitter @oliver_dr and learn more about EdisonLearning by visiting https://edisonlearning.com/

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