Parent Involvement

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Students and parents sit in on the 'Surviving Your 1st Year & Beyond' workshop during a conference held last month by the District of Columbia College Access Program.
—Justin T. Gellerson for Education Week

Educators Work to Stave Off 'Summer Melt'

Instead of heading to the beach, some counselors and youth groups are working hard to ensure that students who planned to go to college actually make it there. (August 9, 2015)

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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K-12, Parents, and the Public Blog

09/14 01:03 pm | Gov. Inslee Won't Call Special Session to Discuss Charter Schools' Fate | In a letter sent on Friday, Inslee, a Democrat, said he would focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which he said "lack public oversight and ...

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10/02 02:41 pm | Charter and School Choice Leaders React to Arne Duncan Resignation | Under Arne Duncan, the Department of Education has helped support and expand charter schools through grant programs including the Investing in Innovation Fund and the Charter ...

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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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Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
Principals can help counteract the negative outcomes predicted for students who live in certain neighborhoods, writes principal coach Rebecca Wheat.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
We don’t hear enough about interventions proven to make a difference for America’s most disadvantaged youths, writes Jim Shelton.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Parents who fake their addresses can cost school districts tens of thousands of dollars while not contributing to local school taxes.
September 21, 2015 - AP
Following their study of educational media and technology habits, researchers share three steps to better support Hispanic students.
September 16, 2015 - Education Week
Academic researchers are beginning to study what kinds of tech-based exchanges between educators and families bring the biggest academic payoff for students.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Instead of heading to the beach, some counselors and youth groups are working hard to ensure that students who planned to go to college actually make it there.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
A broad new law will give parents near-total control over how state education dollars are spent on their children, through education savings accounts.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week

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