Most members of the Stern Communications’ network have children in public schools. We are moms who go into our kids’ classrooms, help out when we can, and are personally, as well as professionally knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of our public education system.
Today’s kids are different than a generation ago, and not just because our teenagers can fix our computers, our eight year-olds have cell phones, our pre-teens text constantly, and we are beginning to see an exodus from Facebook of those who think their parents have taken it over. We live everyday with the YouTube generation. We care about education because it’s our kids’ future.
Current and past education work includes:
National Science Foundation
Conducted research in 10 urban school districts across the country with teachers, administrators, parents and students resulting in a detailed report of progress made on its decade long Urban Systemic Initiative.
American Society of Association Executives
Past chair, vice chair and current member of its DC professional development committee focused on promoting Idea Swaps for the 8,000 local members. Moderator of Idea Swap events focused on communications, social and traditional media outreach. Created a moderator’s guide that is helping make future Swaps more successful.
Department of Education
Conducted research online and through interviews addressing adult literacy initiatives across the U.S. and created a report and presentation at a conference of federal and K-12 school officials.
Development of lesson plans, curriculum guides and other products to share the results of its education research and outreach efforts.