Parents Education Network

Welcome! Parents Education Network (PEN) is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.

Since 2003 PEN has become the Bay Area's premier grass roots resource for parents, professionals and students dealing with learning and attention issues. Read more...

Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child
Redwood City Thurs Mar 26 | 9 - 11am

Photo of Rick LavoieWith Rick Lavoie, nationally renowned author and award winning filmmaker.

The greatest gift that a parent can bestow on a child is the gift of a sound Work Ethic.  This seminar will explore the link between motivation and learning and attention differences and the reasons why traditional motivational techniques (reward systems, punishment, competition) are ineffective for kids with disabilities.
EdRev 2015: April 25 - Register now!

Photo of Gavin Newsom with EdRev logoEdRev (Education Revolution) is a unique event, the largest annual gathering of students with learning and attention differences, and the parents and educators who support them. Visit EdRevSF.org for information.

EdRev 2015 will feature keynote speaker Gavin Newsom, Lt. Gov. of California, and take place on Saturday, April 25. Register now!

Local PEN Affiliates

PEN currently has Affiliates in Sacramento, Silicon Valley, and Phoenix, AZ. Please check out this video and contact us if you're interested in starting an Affiliate in your area.

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Parents Education Network (PEN) and 14 other nonprofits have been developing a new digital destination for parents of children with learning and attention issues -- and it’s unlike anything available today.

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Parents Education Network (PEN), 6050 Geary Blvd., Ste. 101A, San Francisco, CA 94121    Phone: (415) 751-2237

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