Parent Education Network

ABOUT PEN

The Parent Education Network's (PEN) purpose is to offer learning strategies to parents and technical assistance to schools and families to increase meaningful family engagement linked to learning, to ultimately increase student success. PEN is a project of Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc. a statewide non-profit parent organization.

Funded by a discretionary grant under the US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Parent Choice and Options as a Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) under No Child Left Behind from 1998-2012, PEN was one of 64 PIRCs in every state across the nation. That national program is currently not funded, however, PEN continues to offer support to schools and families, and has a variety of resources, including 72 different family- friendly fact sheets, in English and Spanish, available for download under publications.

Our Beliefs

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  1. All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
  2. All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
  3. Parents and school staff should be equal partners.
  4. All parental engagement must be linked to learning.
  5. The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.

*Adapted from Anne Henderson, Karen Mapp, Vivian Johnson & Don Davies

Our Partner

Parent Information Center, (PIC), is a statewide parent center for families of children with disabilities. PIC provides information, support and referrals to families on their rights and responsibilities under the special education law IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. With PEN, PIC helps families of children with disabilities to understand the accountability and assessment systems of No Child Left Behind, and how they align with special education supports and services to increase students with disabilities potential and achievement. PIC offers workshops and trainings to families and educators on IDEA, IEPs, Positive Behavior Interventions, and other related topics as well as specific disabilities such as Autism, Sensory disorders, Down Syndrome, Attention disorders and more.

About PHP

Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1990. Governed by a board of directors, the majority who are parents or family members of children with disabilities, PHP 's mission is to help families become more active in their children’s learning and education, to serve and support children with and without disabilities through advocacy, education, and referral.

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What is PHP of Wyoming, Inc.?

Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1990. Governed by a board of directors, the majority who are parents or family members of children with disabilities, PHP 's mission is to help families become more active in their children’s learning and education, to serve and support children with and without disabilities through advocacy, education, and referral.

PHP of WY is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible.

Parent Education Network
500 W. Lott Street Suite A,
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-2277

Funded by a discretionary grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, as a Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)

Last updated 2012 © Parent Education Network, a projects of Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc.