Save Our Schools Calendar of Events

Parents Across America is co-sponsoring and participating in the SOS conference and workshops at American University,  the rally,  and march  to the White House from July 28-July 30 in DC.  We are also co-hosting a reception with the SOS march organizers the evening of July 29.

Please join us!  See discounts for travel and hotel below.

We are also going to be visiting Senate and House offices on July 28; if you’d like to join us, email

Registration: There is an $100 registration fee for the conference if you want to attend  workshops on July 28 and/or July 29.  This includes two lunches, two continental breakfasts, and a Friday evening get- together before  the movie, “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman.” The link to register for the conference is:

Thursday JULY 28: American University/4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

9 AM:  Jonathan Kozol gives Keynote Address, Ward Circle Building

Workshops rest of the day at same location, including one in the morning with PAA panel.

PAA members will also be visiting Capitol Hill on that day, meeting with their Senators/Representatives and/or staff.

Friday JULY 29: American University/4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

9 AM: Dr. Diane Ravitch Keynote Address in AU Ward Bldg

Workshops rest of day, several with PAA members.

Friday evening at 5 PM: reception

Parents across America/ SOS march co-hosting a reception at the American University, Student Union, with special guests Diane Ravitch and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Lesley University Professor (also mother of Matt Damon.)

Saturday JULY 30:

Noon Rally at the Ellipse; between 17th St & Constitution Ave. Speakers  will include  Matt Damon, Diane Ravitch,  Deb Meier, Jonathan Kozol, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, many more.

2 PM march from Ellipse to White House

Discounts for travel and hotel:

Amtrak will offer a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Washington , DC  between July 25, 2011 – August 03, 2011. To book a reservation call: Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 and ask for: Save Our Schools March Convention Rate-X08H – 929.

Delta Airlines also will offer discount; CONTRACT # IS 413-275; ask for Save Our Schools Convention rate.  Must book by phone.

Marriot Wardman Hotel also offers a discount; just ask for Save Our Schools Convention rate. 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC.  Phone: 1-202-328-2000

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