Parent Involvement

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Deborah Lynam, a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia, seen with her son Hudson, 11, at their home in Haddon Heights, N.J., has helped build the parent-driven advocacy group into a 50-state movement that presses its concerns nationally.
—Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Parent-Driven Group Wields Influence on Dyslexia Concerns

Decoding Dyslexia, a grassroots coalition founded by parents of children with the learning disability, has a presence in all 50 states and sympathetic ears among state and federal policymakers. (December 7, 2015)

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Research indicates that students benefit when their parents are engaged in their learning and schools.

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02/05 05:05 pm | L.A. Parents Launch Second Parent-Trigger Initiative at Struggling School | Parents at 20th Street Elementary dropped a parent-trigger initiative in June after reaching an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District, but now say LAUSD ...

Charters & Choice Blog

02/12 12:59 pm | Success Academy Teacher Disciplines Student in Video Leaked to N.Y. Times | A video published by the New York Times shows a teacher in the city's largest charter school network, Success Academy, disciplining a student for incorrectly answering a ...

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Bringing the Community to Schools
The SUN Community School model was discussed during this webinar, with a focus on how it supports students and families.

Engaging Parents in Schools and Student Learning
In this webinar, our guests discussed why parent engagement matters, and offered practices that schools can use to create systems that support family and community engagement.

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In a Pennsylvania town roiled by controversy after a superintendent's resignation, a volunteer group's efforts seek to rebuild trust between the community and school district.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Though testing mandates remain under ESSA, those aiming to rein in assessments say the new law's flexibility for states may work to their advantage.
January 14, 2016 - Education Week
Arguments this month will focus on whether to overturn a key precedent allowing unions to charge nonmembers for collective bargaining costs.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
Decoding Dyslexia, a grassroots coalition founded by parents of children with the learning disability, has a presence in all 50 states and sympathetic ears among state and federal policymakers.
December 7, 2015 - Education Week
High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
In Alabama, school officials say they could not abide by a mother's advance directive not to revive her terminally ill son if he goes into cardiac arrest.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Newer efforts to bring families of minority students into the classroom are eye-opening for both parents and teachers.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers should embrace the idea of students choosing their own books, even if they are too hard, Barbara C. Wheatley says.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week

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