Hi everyone!!

Do you know a mom who is...

...passionate about your child's education?
...improving learning opportunities for kids?
...dedicated to making real change happen?

If so, we want to hear from you! 

Parenting will select one outstanding education advocate from every state and the District of Columbia to win an all-expense paid trip to the three-day Mom Congress on Education and Learning® conference in Washington, D.C., April 10-13, 2011. Participants will receive round-trip airfare, a three-night hotel stay, and the opportunity to connect with influential leaders in education and moms from across the country.

For information on how to apply, visit for the official contest rules. 

Plus: check out highlights from last year's event , which featured a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.

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Nov. 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Driven by the ever-increasing role that parents play in advocating for positive change in the education system, Parenting magazine launched the Mom Congress initiative in March 2009 to celebrate and connect moms fighting for better schools.  Each month, the School Years edition of Parenting gives readers the education news and resources they need to make a difference, and highlights one of 21,000+ Mom Congress members whose efforts have brought about positive change for students.


At the inaugural conference last May, 51 delegates joined hundreds of local education and community leaders in a Mom Congress Town Hall on parental engagement in education with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Delegates worked with Parenting editors and the Mom Congress advisory board - which includes leaders from the National PTA, the National Education Association, PBS, Jumpstart, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others - to create the "Lesson Plan for Change", a blueprint to empower parents to get more involved in their children's education that appeared in the October 2010 issue of Parenting School Years and in the bestselling companion guide to the documentary Waiting for Superman. Faculty members from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies - the Mom Congress educational provider - also led informative sessions during the event, and will again offer scholarships to 10 outstanding mom advocates per semester.


Meet the 2010 Mom Congress delegates here:


Meet the members of the Mom Congress Advisory Board here:


For information on how to apply, visit for the official contest rules.  The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.

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