About Parent Academy

Parent Academy

Building a brighter future: families and schools together!

Parent Academy offers free workshops at schools and cultural centers in all five boroughs. The Parent Academy workshops  have refreshments available and childcare is always offered.

Parent Academy trainings are aligned with the Department of Education’sPartnership Standards for Schools and Families. The Partnership Standards help parents, teachers and school leaders work together to help students succeed.

If you are interested in having your school become a Parent Acedemy partnership school, speak to your Parent Coordinator and visit the Partner with Parent Academy page.



Parent Academy workshops can help you:

  • Get the most out of parent-teacher conferences
  • Work well with your child’s support team (Individualized Education Program team, school leadership teams, one-on-one mentoring)
  • Identify resources to help your child’s learning and social development
  • Understand Common Core learning standards, standardized tests, and the process for identifying when a student needs help
  • Help your child get ready for college and career
  • Understand special education and how you can help a student with special needs
  • Learn more about technology, including basic computer skills, social media, and cyberbullying awareness 
Register now! 

Parent Academy was created through a collaboration between the New York City Department of Education and Long Island University.