National African American Parent Involvement Day
NAAPID 2019: Monday, Feb. 11
National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) is a day for all parents to come to their child's school, see what their day is like and to support their child's educational future. Some of the goals of NAAPID are to:
- Promote parent involvement in their child's education.
- Address the serious achievement gap facing African American students.
- Promote and provide strategies for all parents and students to take full advantage of the educational process at all levels of the educational system (preschool through college).
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How African Americans Have Shaped the State of Minnesota
African Americans have lived in Minnesota since the 1800s. The local African American population developed from individuals who were born in the state as well as those who migrated to Minnesota from other states in search of a better life.