Parent Involvement

The latest news about parent involvement in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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)

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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04/28 04:00 pm | Walton Foundation Withdraws Support of Charter Schools in Seven Cities | Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.

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04/22 11:30 am | La. Senate Thinks It's Time to Return New Orleans Schools to Local Control | The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next ...

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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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Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
April 26, 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 26, 2016 - Education Week
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April 19, 2016 - Education Week
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Parents, researchers, and educators all have distinct points of view about the proper collection and use of sensitive student data.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
A recent poll of nearly a million U.S. students concludes that schools need to work on building supports to keep students invested in their educations, especially as they advance in grades.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Advocates for parent and community engagement see a chance to expand on their impact under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Proposals include a soft-drink tax in Philadelphia to help boost early education and a bipartisan push for expanded pre-K in Minnesota.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
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

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