Parent Involvement

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

Kimora Gantt, 8, right, does homework while Jason Gantt, 5, gets his head shaved by his father, Bobby Gantt. After struggling with homelessness, the family has found stability in a home they rent through the housing authority in Tacoma, Wash.
—Ian C. Bates for Education Week

K-12, Housing Partner to Aid Homeless Students

A partnership between a Tacoma, Wash., elementary school and the local housing authority shows promise for driving down high rates of student mobility. (December 9, 2014)

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

01/16 07:54 pm | New York City Parents Seek Action to Improve Failing Schools | More than 75,000 people signed a petition penned by a New York City mother frustrated that thousands of children attend chronically underperforming public schools.

Charters & Choice Blog

01/26 06:33 pm | How Language in NCLB Draft Bill Affects School Choice | Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

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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High-choice cities such as New Orleans and Denver have tried to simplify the school-selection process for families, but challenges remain.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
After battles in Albany over who should have access to results of state-mandated teacher evaluations, the group given the right to see them — parents — appears to be showing little interest.
January 12, 2015 - AP
A partnership between a Tacoma, Wash., elementary school and the local housing authority shows promise for driving down high rates of student mobility.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
The nearly 4 million K-12 students who have at least one undocumented parent stand to benefit from the president’s executive action.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
The unique school governance model that gave local parent-majority boards power to hire and fire principals has had some of its authority diluted over the years.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Jane Ching Fung offers teachers advice on how to talk to families about what the Common Core State Standards mean for their children.
September 23, 2014 - Teacher
August 26, 2014 - Education Week

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