Parent Involvement

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

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

08/28 10:45 am | Parents and Teachers Should Talk More for Students' Sake, Survey Finds | There's a big communication gap between the two groups when it comes to sharing information about major life events in children's lives, a new survey says.

Charters & Choice Blog

08/28 06:00 pm | Obama, Bush Applaud New Orleans Schools Ahead of Katrina Anniversary | Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

On-Demand Webinars

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.

PD Directory

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Parent / Family Involvement

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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
The building opt-out movement signals a need for K-12 policymakers to improve family engagement, argue Michael P. Evans and Andrew Saultz.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
As districts adopt formal efforts to integrate parents into the fabric of their schools, advocates welcome a shift away from seeing parent-engagement efforts as just an add-on.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
A collection of demographic data on both married and unmarried same-sex couples in the United States.
April 29, 2015 - Education Week
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to legalize gay marriage nationally, recent research estimates some 210,000 children under 18 are being raised by same-sex couples.
April 29, 2015 - Education Week
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Gay couples are making their case to the U.S. Supreme Court over states' refusal to license or recognize such unions, a conflict with an array of implications for schools.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week

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