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Georgetown School of Continuing Studies to serve as educational provider for Parenting magazine’s newly launched Mom Congress on Education and Learning
Robert Manuel, Dean of Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies, announces the SCS's role as educational provider for Mom Congress
On March 24, The Parenting Group, publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines, and Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies announced the launch of the Mom Congress on Education and Learning, a prosocial initiative that connects parents across the country advocating for educational reform. Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies will serve as educational provider for the initiative.
"The Mom Congress initiative is driven by the ever-increasing role parents play in implementing positive change in our nation's schools," said Susan Kane, editorial director of The Parenting Group and editor-in-chief of Parenting magazine. "Since the economic stimulus bill has earmarked a significant amount of financial support for public education, we have a unique opportunity to help moms advocate for funding for the resources that really matter to today's families. With the help of an advisory board made up of the country's leading education experts and advocates, Mom Congress will give parents the tools they need to ensure their voices are heard— not just at the local level, but ultimately by our receptive new administration."
The Mom Congress on Education and Learning will serve its purpose by:
  1. Connecting moms through an online community forum on Parenting.com (www.parenting.com/momcongress) where they can share ideas, discuss strategies for effecting change, and hear from other families that have been successful in their efforts.
  2. Giving moms direct access to leaders in the field of education and the policymakers responsible for reforming our nation's schools.
  3. Celebrating moms who have successfully implemented positive changes through regular editorial coverage in Parenting School Years magazine.
  4. Rewarding moms who have made a difference with 10 scholarships per semester to be used toward tuition for a variety of courses at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies.
  5. Gathering mom advocates from every state for the inaugural Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference in Washington, DC, in 2010.
The Georgetown School of Continuing Studies is proud to support this initiative and has developed a range of non credit courses, a Subscription Seminar Series, and a Career Series just for Mom Congress. Leading education experts and advocates at Georgetown University will provide moms with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to make a difference in their communities.
"The School of Continuing Studies is committed to helping people in their pursuit of a lifelong learning experience, and we've been inspired by parents' efforts to ensure their children reap the benefits of a quality education," said Robert Manuel, dean of Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies. "We're thrilled to work with Parenting to help moms deepen and broaden their educational opportunities and understanding of important issues in their children's lives."
For more information, including application and scholarship information, please visit scs.georgetown.edu/mcel.

For more information about the Mom Congress on Education and Learning, visit www.momcongress.com.

About The Parenting Group

The Parenting Group (TPG), home of the Parenting and Babytalk brands, reaches moms more than 15 million times every month through magazines, digital media, custom content, and events. TPG's monthly publications include Parenting School Years, for moms with children in kindergarten through elementary school; Parenting Early Years, for moms of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; and Babytalk, for new moms and moms-to-be. TPG's other media properties include the Babytalk Pregnancy Planner; the Parenting.com Web site; MomConnection, a nationally representative online research network; and a custom content unit. The Parenting Group is a division of Bonnier Corporation.

About The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) provides a Georgetown education to students at every stage of learning, including high school programs for adolescents; summer school programs for college students; bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs; certificate programs for professionals; and continuing education courses for seniors age 55 and older. Founded in 1956 as the School of Summer and Continuing Education, it graduated its first students in 1975. The school offers an undergraduate degree in liberal studies, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, and a Doctor of Liberal Studies degree, the first known doctorate of its kind in the world. The school also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in journalism, real estate, public relations/corporate communications, sports industry management, human resources management, and beginning in August 2009, technology management. Another branch, the Georgetown University Center for Continuing and Professional Education, offers certificate and custom corporate/government programs in paralegal studies, financial planning, project management, executive leadership, organizational development, and other areas related to professional advancement. Most SCS courses are designed to cater to nontraditional adult students and professionals, with most classes being held in the evenings and on weekends. Visit http://scs.georgetown.edu for more information.

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