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BUZZ from the Parent Center Hub

Greetings! This issue of the Buzz from the Hub connects you with new resources on significant disproportionality, an ongoing concern in schools
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Remember Mission Empower – AmazonSmile

How does AmazonSmile work? When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible
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PA Systems of Care Partnership Announces New Family Member Roadmap Video Modules

Learn more about the PA Systems of Care Partnership: pasocpartnership.org Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5 Module 6 Module 7
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PRESS RELEASE – Mission Empower launches a new program: Mission Employment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Alan Dunfee Director of Mission Employment adunfee@missionempower.org Phone # 814-825-0788; ext. 104 Cell #
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U.S. Department of Education Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Operate Centers for Parents of Children with Disabilities

AUGUST 31, 2016   The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of $2.5 million in grants to operate 23 Community
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New Parent Resources from Mercyhurst University Civic Institute

Andrea Bierer from Unified Erie and Mercyhurst University Civic Institute wanted to make sure you had the following two documents for
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Free Media-Smart Youth Program Materials from NIH

Media-Smart Youth is an evaluated, NIH-developed program that combines  content about healthy eating and physical activity with teaching youth how
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