Parents become "better together" at yearly conference

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Parents were able to learn more about what they need to do, to help their child in school at the "Better Together" Parent Conference.

Daphne Tillery wants the very best for her daughter.

One way is by helping her succeed in school, but a lot of things have changed since she graduated.

Tillery was one of many parents that came out to Barwise for a parent conference.

One session she went to, talked about getting your child college ready.

"GPA has changed and the teacher really broke it down to us and let us know what we need to expect and what we need to do starting now," said Tillery.

"Better Together" was the theme of Saturday's conference.

Angelina Chapa, with the Coalition of Hispanic education said it's about taking parents and students and bridging the gap between school and home.

"A lot of time parents aren't sure what is going on in the schools and so this is just an opportunity for parents and school representatives to come together and share information and collaborate," said Chapa.  "They can ask questions and share information."

Some of those classes talked about internet safety, homework spaces, and even healthy eating.

Tillery wants to stay involved in her daughter's schooling, because she wants to see her go to college.

"It was important and we want to trying to better herself we want to be there right next to her holding her hand."

This is the fourth year for the Coalition of Hispanic Education and Region Nine to host this event.

They said this year had the biggest turn out.

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