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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Parent Involvement

K-12, Parents, and the Public Blog

07/29 06:20 pm | New York Plans Family-Engagement Grants Inspired by My Brother's Keeper | New York state is allocating $20 million for initiatives to help boys and young men of color, including $6 million for school district family engagement programs this year.

Charters & Choice Blog

07/29 12:59 pm | Lawsuits Challenging Nevada School Choice Law Go Before State's High Court | Two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Nevada's sweeping new school choice law are scheduled to be heard back-to-back by the state's supreme court Friday.

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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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A suburban Chicago school district's decision to start getting rid of letter grades on report cards this school year has prompted criticism from some parents.
June 4, 2016 – AP
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
Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Parents, researchers, and educators all have distinct points of view about the proper collection and use of sensitive student data.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates for parent and community engagement see a chance to expand on their impact under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

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