Parent Involvement

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Eriselda Hernandez, right, reads with Fernanda Arana, 6, before school begins at Washington Elementary School in San Jose, Calif.
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Home-School Connections Help ELLs and Their Parents

English-language learners whose parents actively support their learning are more successful in learning English and in achieving at school, so how can schools do a better job of building relationships with families that usually speak languages other than English? (May 11, 2016)

Spotlight on Parent and Community Involvement

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

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11/18 11:05 am | Experts Weigh In on How Trump's $20 Billion School Choice Plan Would Work | President-elect Donald Trump's biggest education pitch during the presidential campaign was for a $20 billion voucher program that students could use at both public and ...

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11/29 09:27 am | Big Achievement Gaps in Charter School Founded by Betsy DeVos' Husband | The aviation-themed charter high school founded by Richard DeVos Jr. performed better than just 32 percent of other public schools in Michigan in 2014.

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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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While it deals primarily in print books, a new app presents yet another angle on how digital technology is changing literacy instruction in schools.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Rising concerns over the management practices and academic quality of virtual charter schools have exposed a deepening divide among some of the nation's most influential supporters of school choice.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
In an exclusive interview, the organization’s leader talks about the threats and addresses criticisms that the national group is making alarmist claims.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Research finds that children from low-income families are coming to school better prepared than in past years.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Two new polls gauging American opinion on K-12 schooling, from the journal Education Next and PDK International, help capture public opinion on common-core standards and standardized testing.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
A year after state lawmakers moved to break up the nation’s fifth-largest school district, a new plan instead would reorganize and decentralize it.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
A new study done by the Government Accountability Office lands amid fresh calls to address the share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
English-language learners whose parents actively support their learning are more successful in learning English and in achieving at school, so how can schools do a better job of building relationships with families that usually speak languages other than English?
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Education policy should not prescribe children's access to institutions at the expense of their personal development, capabilities, or happiness, writes Kimberlee Everson.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week

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