Parent Involvement

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

Jeremy Gabrieo and his daughter Gabriel River browse at the book fair at Mt. Rainier Elementary School in Maryland.
—Justin T. Gellerson for Education Week

Schools Enlist Parents to Bridge Cultural Barriers

Newer efforts to bring families of minority students into the classroom are eye-opening for both parents and teachers. (October 27, 2015)

Beyond Bias

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

11/20 10:26 am | Washington High Court Rejects Requests to Reconsider Charter School Ruling | Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington state, and the state's high court says it will not reconsider its September decision.

Charters & Choice Blog

11/25 10:10 am | 'Micro-Schools' Network That Fuses Technology and Instruction Expands to Chicago | Founded by Google's former head of personalization, AltSchools focuses on personalized instruction driven heavily by technology.

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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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In Alabama, school officials say they could not abide by a mother's advance directive not to revive her terminally ill son if he goes into cardiac arrest.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Newer efforts to bring families of minority students into the classroom are eye-opening for both parents and teachers.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers should embrace the idea of students choosing their own books, even if they are too hard, Barbara C. Wheatley says.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Parents and students must join forces to contribute to the civic development of young people, writes Michael McDevitt.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
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

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