Neumann offers workshops for Chester Upland parents

Posted: June 04, 2014


Workshops offered for parents

ASTON The Chester Upland School District and Neumann University are working together to send parents back to school.

The university will offer a series of free workshops this summer to parents of students in the school district. The program allows parents to earn a free college credit for completing the workshops.

The content of the workshops will "vary from academic readiness for higher education to financial aid to technological fluency for returning to college," said Stephen Bell, a spokesman for Neumann.

Bell said more than 30 parents and Chester Upland staff members have expressed interest in the program.

"Parents are a child's first teachers, and we want to give them the knowledge and the tools to be the best teachers they can be, reinforcing at home what their children are learning at school," Chester Upland Superintendent Gregory Shannon said in a news release.

An information session will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Showalter Multipurpose Room at the STEM School in Chester. A second session will be June 19 at Neumann, in Aston.

The summer workshop series will begin in July.

- Laura McCrystal

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